Lahore: Dacoits killed in police encounter
LAHORE: Four proclaimed offenders involved in murder, dacoity, abduction for ransom and other heinous crimes killed during a police encounter with CIA Police at Islampura area in the wee hours of Monday. Accused were involved in murder of two persons at Ferozwala area, abduction of Misri Shah trader Ijaz Butt’s son Talha and release after having taking Rs 4 million and several other heinous crimes including a police encounter in Badami Bagh which resulted in martyrdom of SI Naveed Bhati.
According to a police handout , under investigation accused Muhammad Attique alias Balokan disclosed before SI Muhammad Akram of CIA that his three accomplices Zahid alias Raju, Altaf alias Tafa and Sadiq alias Babbi were involved in a number of heinous crimes in Lahore and used to go to tribal area after committing the crimes.
At present they were in the hiding at Dera Chaudhary Abid and could be arrested upon immediate raid. SP CIA Muhammad Umar Virk set out a raiding party headed by SI Muhammad Akram.
When the raiding party reached the spot, the accused opened straight fire at police party with firearms which resulted in serious injuries to accused Attique alias Balokan. The raiding party returned the fire in self defence which continued for about an hour. When the fire from accused seized, it transpired that two accused Altaf alias Tafa and Sadiq alias Babbi had expired on the spot while third Zahid alias Raju was in seriously injured.
The injured were rushed towards the hospital but expired on the way. Four Kalashnikovs, Rs 2 million cash, bullets and three pistols were recovered. A case has been registered against the accused for interference in the official business.
In total 38 cases are registered against the accused in District Faisalabad, Sheikupura and Lahore. As many as 27 cases are registered against Zahid alias Raju while 6 cases each are registered Altaf alias Tafa and Sadiq alias Babbi and 5 cases are registered against Attique alias Balokan.