Nai Pike Htwe was arrested by police on 17 October for allegedly shooting a traffic police officer in Mawlamyine on 14 October, according to police source in Mawlamyine.
On 14 October, Nai Pike Htwe, 52, was driving a car in Mawlamyine when he was stopped by a traffic police at Daung Za Yat traffic light.
He drove away without receiving the inspection and hit the traffic police sergeant’s motorbike and a lamp post before the car stopped.
He managed to escape from the scene after opening fire at the police sergeant.
Traffic Police Sergeant Myo Zaw Oo received a bullet wound on his left cheek and Aye Min Khant (a) Sarat, 18, who was driving a motorcycle when the incident happened, received a bullet wound on the right back of his palm.
Police found Ma Aye Mon, 32, wife of Nai Pike Htwe and 2,000 Yaba pills worth K10 million. Cases have been opened against the culprit at the Myatharyar Police Station for causing injury to a public servant and a man and opening fire.