Robber killed in Lahore gunplay
LAHORE: A suspected robber was killed while another got injured in a police encounter in Iqbal Town here on Thursday night.
The police claimed that suspects first fired at the Mohafiz Squad in Ravi Block and then challenged the police near Avian Chowk where a shootout lasted for some half-an-hour between the police and the alleged robbers.
Iqbal Town DSP Imran Karamat said the Mohafiz Squad signalled two motorcyclists to stop for identification, but they opened fire on policemen and then disappeared in the streets. The Mohafiz Squad alerted the police through wireless control and kept on chasing them.
The DSP said the police intercepted the robbers at Avian Chowk, but they again fired at law enforcers.
Meanwhile, a police team also reached there. During the shootout of half an hour, a robber was killed while his accomplice sustained injuries.
The DSP said the police recovered two pistols and some cartridges from possession of alleged criminals besides a motorcycle they used in the crime.
He said the dead robber was identified as Usman and injured as Asim of Saadi Park, Mozang.