KARACHI: The investigations into the murder attempt on Deputy Collector MCC Preventive Quetta Abdul Qudoos Sheikh are progressing and three notorious smugglers have been identified suspected to be involved in the heinous crime. Authorities have identified Haji Sadiq, Nabi Bux Parkani and Bali Khan, whom are very resourceful and influential smugglers. Shipments of smuggled goods of these three persons were not stopped or even checked by Customs and other agencies, but Deputy Collector Abdul Qudoos Sheikh took no pressure and operated efficiently and seized several consignments of these three persons. Deputy Collector Preventive Quetta Customs Dr. Abdul Qudoos Sheikh along with Inspector Ghulam Hussain Khoso, after carrying out a successful operation at Customs Check Post, were returning back to Quetta when they were intercepted by a Toyota Vitz and Toyota Hilux Vigo. Around ten masked people, armed with guns, jumped out of their vehicles and overpowered the inspector while others manhandled and assaulted the Deputy Collector with fists and AK-47 butt severely injuring him. He was quite efficient against smuggling and was leading the anti-smuggling drive launched on the instructions of Advisor FTO Quetta The intelligence and investigation agencies have also obtained valuable information from Inspector Ghulam Hussain Khoso, who is the eye witness to the incident.