Lahore: Two proclaimed offenders killed in shootout
LAHORE: Two proclaimed offenders, involved in a number of murders, robberies and abductions for ransom were killed in an alleged shootout in Shafiqabad police precinct on Tuesday. On November 8, 2007, the police said, the criminals had abducted a trader from Defence Housing Authority and released him after receiving Rs 30 million in ransom.
The police said they had received a tip-off about the two proclaimed offenders, Abu Bakar and Jawad, who were on their way to Gujranwala in a car (HW 559). Ravi Town superintendent of police Dr Muhammad Abid formed a special team, headed by the Shafiqabad police station house officer. The team set up a special picket near Gandia Bumbian on Bund Road.
After spotting a suspected car, the officials tried to stop it, but the passengers fired at the police team. The police team retaliated due to which the proclaimed offenders were killed.
The police seized a rifle, a 9mm pistol and also impounded the car. The police said the criminals also shot dead two people in Shahdara and Iqbal Town in 1995 and 1996 respectively. The CCPO has announced cash prizes and commendatory certificates for the police raiding team.
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