Lahore: POs with Rs2m bounty killed
LAHORE: Two proclaimed offenders with head money of Rs 2 million were killed in a police encounter at Gulberg here on Friday. The desperados Rashid alias Rashu and Abdul Hameed alias Kali were involved in a number of murder, dacoity, drug trafficking and other heinous crimes. Both notorious felons were termed as symbol of terror. As per details, SHO Gulberg received information that the POs were going ‘Chandray’ road near military dairy form. Police party reached the spot and saw the five suspects coming from the dairy. The police cautioned them to stop but they opened firing on police. The police also returned fire on the criminals. As a result two proclaimed offenders–Rashid alias Rashu and Abdul Hameed alias Kali received serious bullet injuries and died on the spot.
While three others managed to escape from the scene. Rashu and Kali was the companion of notorious PO Aslam Basa who was also killed recently in an encounter with police.
A number of cases of murder, drug–trafficking, highway dacoity were registered with police stations of KotLakhpat, Green Town, Chung, Vehari and Sahiwal.
Capital City Police Officer Muhammad Pervez Rathore announced cash and commendatory certificates for the raiding police team.
Meanwhile, no less than 58 desperados wanted by the police of 15 districts of Punjab were eliminated by the Lahore police in 37 encounters. During the posting of Capital City Police Chief Pervez Rathore, 39 criminals were killed in 26 police encounters. The criminals eliminated by the police were wanted by the Lahore police in 287 cases, Bahawalpur police in 24 cases, Sialkot police in 20 cases, Okara police in 16 cases, Faisalabad police in 10 cases, Gujranwala police in 8 cases, Rahim Yar Khan police in 6 cases, Sheikhupura police in 5 cases, Pakpattan police in 5 cases, Narowal police in 4 cases, Sahiwal police in 3 cases, Kasur police in 3 cases, Multan police in 1 case, Jhang police in 1 case and Vehari police in 2 cases.
The said criminals were involved in 30 murders, 5 murder–cum–dacoities, 11 kidnappings, 21 Dacoities, 119 burglaries, 6 vehicle theft, 15 attempted murders, 55 thefts, 2 rape, 3 under Section 382PPC, 2 under Section 354PPC, 4 police encounter, 51 illicit weapons and other cases of heinous nature.
The criminals, who were killed in different encounters in the city from January 1 to May 1, 2008, were identified as Shafat Ali, Awais, Abubakar, Aqeel, Rahil, Mudassar, Yasir, Waheed, Faisal, Nadeem, Wasim, Ghaffar, Ishfaq alias Baba, Munir, Waris, Mohsin, Imran alias Mani and an unidentified criminal.
From May 1 to December 12, 2008, Zulfiqar, who was involved in 3 cases, was killed in QilaGujjar Sing area on May 5, Allah Yar alias Yarri involved in 11 cases was killed in Ghaziaabad area on May 7, Imran Khan involved in 19 cases was killed in Ghalib Market area on May 21, Sajid involved in 8 cases was killed in Lorri Adda area on June 6, Shahid alias Shahidi involved in 5 cases was killed in Iqbal Town area on June 17, Nadeem involved in 9 cases was killed in Gawalmandi area on June 26, Muhammad Farooq Ashraf involved in 3 cases was killed in Kahna area on June 23, Jahangir alias Lily involved in 17 cases was killed in BadamiBagh area on July 3, Haider Ali involved in 5 cases was killed in Defence A area on July 4, an unknown criminal was killed in Raiwind area on August 9, Iftikhar alias Arshad involved in 2 cases was killed in Civil Lines area on August 9, Hafiz Ramzan and Shafiq involved in 32 cases were killed in Satokatla area on August 11, M Shakil, Arif and Akram involved in 10 cases were killed in Shahdara Town area on August 19, an unknown criminal was killed in Defence B area on August 27, Imran and Shahzad involved in 21 cases were killed in Gulberg area on September 10, Aslam alias Nanha involved in 47 cases was killed in Nawankot area on October 3, RafiqMasih involved in 18 cases was killed in Sherakot area on October 4, Iqbal, Ijaz, Kashif and Nafees involved in 29cases was killed in Islampura area on October 9, an unknown criminal was killed in Shahdara area on October 15, Abdul Sattar involved in 12 cases was killed in Sanda area on October 19, Rashid and Shahid involved in 20 cases were killed in Shahdara Town area on November 11, M Ramzan alias Jani involved in 19 cases was killed in Manga Mandi area on November 13, Muhammad Boota involved in 15 cases was killed in Sabzazar area on November 14 and he had a head money of rupees 6 lakh, Saeed Ahmad, Asif Mahmood, Muhammad Azam, Muhammad Boota and MumtazHussain involved in 42 cases were killed in Nishat Colony area on November 28 and Rashid alias Rashoo and Abdul Majid alias Kaali involved in 25 cases were killed in KotLakhput area on December 12 and Rashid alias Rashoo had a head money of rupees 16 lakh.