252 encounters take place in Punjab in 2010
LAHORE: Over 180 alleged gangsters have been gunned down in what the provincial police claimed encounters, which were staged in different parts of Punjab during the current year.
According to official data compiled by the Punjab Police, about 57 police encounters out of total 252 took place in the City, triggering a sense of insecurity among the general public.
The official figure however showed almost 186 alleged criminals were killed, 52 injured while the Punjab police apprehended their 229 accomplices during these incidents.
The documents further showed 36 policemen were also martyred and 65 others also sustained multiple bullet injuries. These gunshots also engulfed the lives of two citizens while seven others also received severe injuries.
However, the overall ratio of police encounters decreased by 11 per cent during this year as compared to the last year in which about 285 encounters took place, claiming 238 lives best known to the authorities concerned either they were criminals or innocent.
According to available statistics of three top regions regarding encounters, Lahore Region topped with 83, Gujranwala Region with 60 and the Faisalabad Region remained on third position with 46 encounters.