Lahore: 2 held with 2 mortars, shells
LAHORE: Naulakha police took two motorcyclists into custody near Dalgaran Chowk and seized from them two mortars, 20 mortar shells and two weapons here on Wednesday. One of the suspects identified as Shabbir alias Bhola Gadi is number two of the Tipu Tarakkanwala gang and was wanted by the City Division police in several murder cases. DIG (Operations) Rai Muhammad Tahir told Dawn that the City Division police had been making efforts to arrest Shabbir for a long time.
He said the accused was recently wanted in a murder case registered with the Akbari Gate police.
He said the accused was taken into custody on secret information that he would be passing through the Dalgaran Chowk.
He said the police searched a bag his accomplice Naeem alias Nannha was carrying and found arms and ammunition in it.
The DIG said that suspects used to carry heavy weapons to terrorize their rivals, including members of the Teefi Butt gang. He said Shabbir was also a hired assassin.