Gujranwala: Two POs bumped off in ‘encounter’
GUJRANWALA: Two proclaimed offenders were killed in an ‘encounter’ while police arrested three of their accomplices in People’s Colony here on Monday. DIG Zulfikar Ali Cheema told reporters that 10 outlaws, riding on a wagon and a car, were roaming about in Scheme No 2 with a plan to kidnap an industrialist for ransom.
He said a CIA team, led by SP Ali Mohsin Kazmi and DSP Tahir Hussain Gujjar, raided there and ordered the outlaws to surrender, but they opened fire on them. The law enforcers also returned the fire.
Later, three accused laid down their arms when two of their accomplices, identified as Zakaullah and Arshad alias Bodi son of Shah Muhammad, were killed in firing by their own accomplices. While rest of them managed to escape on their vehicles. The three surrendered accused were identified as Ashiq Masih, Waris and Tahir.
The DIG said that a huge quantity of weapons was also recovered from them. He claimed that the accused were involved in kidnapping for ransom and other heinous crimes in Gujranwala, Lahore, Gujrat, Sheikhupura and other districts.
Mr Cheema said the outlaws had kidnapped industrialist Zahid and recovered Rs5.5 million ransom for his release. They also kidnapped another industrialist and a jeweler of Alipur Chattha and released them after receiving Rs2.5 million each ransom from them.
The DIG said they had also kidnapped a trader of Shahdara (Lahore) and steel mills owner’s son and released them after getting Rs1.5 million and Rs250 million ransom, respectively. He announced cash prizes and commendation certificates for the raiding party.
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