PO killed in Burewala encounter
BUREWALA: A proclaimed offender was killed in an encounter with the Fateh Shah police on Tuesday night. The police received information that four dacoits had snatched a brand new car from Sultan Afzal Gill, a resident of Chak 219/EB, from the Chak 243/EB area. The police besieged the area, launched a search and succeeded in intercepting the car near Waseer Bridge. On seeing the police, the dacoits opened fire at the police, which also returned the fire. As a result, a dacoit was killed while his three accomplices escaped.
The police have also recovered a huge quantity of arms from the PO. The deceased was identified as Qasim alias Kasu of Mauza Bahadur Noor Shah. Burewala DSP Mazhar Ahmad Wattoo told The News that Qasim alias Kasu was a proclaimed offender and wanted in over 60 cases of murder, robbery and other heinous crimes by the police of Kasur, Okara, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Vehari. He said that one of his accomplices was killed during an attempt to snatch Rs 2.6 million from a citizen a few days ago.