Gujrat: ‘Encounter’ claims four ‘outlaws’
GUJRAT: Police killed four alleged fugitives in a reported shootout near Sarsala Mor, 30 kilometers from Gujrat, on Thursday.
On a tip-off, Gujrat police barricaded Kotla Nandowal Road at Sarsala Mor and at around 4am saw a car being diverted to other road to avoid picket. When police chased it, car occupants opened fire on police, and in police retaliation, they all died. The car-riders were identified Ansar Iqbal, of Sandoa; Zafar, alias Booti, of Latian; Humayun Iqbal, of Sandoa, and Khurm Shahzad, of Wazid. Police said the four were involved in murder, robbery and kidnapping for ransom. Police said the encounter continued for two hours all policemen remained unhurt.
Police said “outlaws” had killed Muhammad Bashir, wagon-stand manager in Gujrat city, on June 11, and Muhammad Arshad at Langrial Chowk Kotla. Police seized four Kalashnikovs from the car. District Police Officer Tahir Alam praised policemen for “risking their life in their campaign against criminals”.