Kasur: Outlaw escapes from police custody after shootout
KASUR: An outlaw involved in more than 20 criminal cases including murders, robberies, lootings and killing of an SI escaped from police custody when he was being taken to a court in Chunian here on Saturday. The police cordoned off the area after the incident. According to the police, a constable was injured in shootouts between the police and the outlaw’s accomplices. Sheikhupura Range RPO Zulfiqar Cheema directed Kasur DPO to arrest the culprit within 12 hours. Police sources said a police van and a squad of elite force were going from Kasur to Chunian taking notorious outlaw Saeed Mayo, arrested after a great struggle. When the police reached Khai Road in Chunian Police limits, an armed group of people riding a car appeared there and opened a fire on the police party. They got the outlaw released. They also injured constable and escaped in a car.
Kasur DPO Khurram Ali Additional SP Irfan Ullah Khan and a heavy contingent police reached the spot and surrounded the area. Punjab inspector general police has already directed the police to launch an operation against hardened criminals. Sheikhupura Range RPO Zulfiqar Cheema directed the police to arrest the culprit and his accomplices. Some sources said outlaw Saeed Mayo had been killed in police encounter near Pattoki area after he escaped from the police custody. On the other hand, the police did not confirm the killing of the accused.