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Police in Lahore kill most-wanted dacoit in ‘encounter’

By Ali Ramay

January 29, 2024 09:36 AM


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A dacoit was killed allegedly in an encounter with the police in Shahdara area of Lahore on Sunday night, while his two accomplices, taking advantage of darkness, fled from the spot, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.

According to Shahdara Town SHO Amir Shahzad, the police personnel signaled three dacoits sitting on a motorcycle to stop. “But instead of stopping, they started firing at them indiscriminately,” he said, added, “The cops retaliated due to which Faizan Khan alias Heeto, who was wanted in dozens of cases of robberies, was killed.”  

The SHO said that a stolen motorcycle, bullets and pistols were also recovered from Faizan.

The police official disclosed that two days ago the robbers had seriously injured a citizen by repeatedly attacking him with a knife on the suspicion that he may be an informer. “Hunt has been launched for the arrest of remaining two dacoits,” he concluded.

Man shot dead in Shahdara

In a similar incident in the same area, unidentified persons mounted on a bike shot dead a 40-year-old man.

Police said that assailants pumped 13 bullets into the body of the deceased, who had been identified as Iftikhar, due to which he died on the spot.

Family members of Iftikhar, however, alleged that the police had not handed over to them the body. They shouted, “Death to Shahdara police.”

They also demanded the inspector general of Police (IGP), Punjab to ensure the immediate arrest of the suspects.

 

Reporter: Rana Faran Yamin


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Ali Ramay is a senior reporter for City42 and 24NewsHD, based in Lahore.He is primarily responsible for gathering and reporting news related to the Punjab Government and provincial departments.


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