Three robbers killed in police encounter
LAHORE: Three robbers were killed by the police in an alleged encounter within the jurisdiction of South Cantt police limits on Sunday.
The deceased are yet to be identified. Police said one Faizul Hassan along with his wife was passing through Airport Road when four robbers riding on two bikes intercepted them and deprived them of cash and two cell phones. Meanwhile, the South Cantt police officials spotted the robbers near Ring Road who opened firing at them.
The policemen also retaliated and as a result of which three robbers died on the spot while the fourth one escaped from the scene. Police recovered Rs 29,000, two cell phones and three pistols from their possession. Sources said all the three persons involved in various cases of heinous nature had already been in police custody. Police registered a case and shifted bodies to mortuary.
A 22-year-old youth died during motorcycle stunt in Green Town police area.
The deceased was identified as, Adeel Nisar, of Bagrian village. Adeel died after a stunt he was performing on his motorbike along with his friends in Green Town area. Police said a group of youngsters were performing stunts on their motorcycles when Nisar collided with another motorcycle as a result he received severe head injury. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Two people received burn injuries when a fire broke out in a cardboard godown on Bank Stop Kamaha Road Nishtar Colony.
Cause of fire was said to be a short circuit. However, goods worth millions of rupees were reduced to ashes when fire erupted in a cardboard factory. Fire fighters rushed to the scene and extinguished fire after hectic efforts. No casualty was reported in the said incident.
Investigation and CIA police rounded up at least 16 proclaimed offenders and fugitives involved in kidnapping for ransom and subversive acts.
DIG Investigation Zulfiqar Hamid constituted various teams which carried out raids and arrested Ghani ur Rehman of Mardan, Mohammad Kamran of Azad Kashmir, Ahmad farooq of Shairqpur, Najma Bibi, Pervez alias Hero of Hafizabad, Zeeshan alias Shani of Gujrat, Muzaffar alias zafar of Pandoki, Ramzan alias Jana of Sargodha and Naeem Baig alias Neema of Manga.
All the said persons were involved in kidnapping for ransom cases registered in Tibbi City, Johar Town, Hunjarwal, Ichhara, Nishtar Colony, Gulshan Iqbal and Shalimar police stations. The same police teams arrested Mohammad Rafique, Abdul Rashid, Rana Naveed, Abid alias Aabu, Mohammad Afzal, Samiullah and Suleman in connection with terrorism cases registered against them in Lower Mall, Shafiqabad, Shahdara, Misri Shah, Kot Lakhpat, Gulberg and Muslim Town police stations.
Lahore Investigation Wing submitted 29 challans of various cases of terrorism registered in Lower Mall, Islampura, Shafiqabad, Chung, Johar Town, Hunjarwal, Batapur, Kot Lakhpat, Nishtar Colony and Mulsim Town police stations from May 2006 to May 2013 to their respective courts.