Lahore: ‘Hit man’ killed by rivals on court premises
LAHORE: A ‘hit man’ was shot at and killed by his rivals on the premises of city district courts on Sunday. A team of Cantonment CIA police led by SI Abbas had brought 40–year–old Karamat Bhatti to the local magistrate for obtaining physical remand at the time of the incident. The presence of armed people on the court premises once again exposed the poor security arrangements by the police. Lower Mall police inquiries showed that Karamat was targeted by his rivals Mubashir and Zaka when police were approaching the magistrate’s court. The firing left Karamat and a police official injured. They were shifted to Mayo Hospital where Karamat was pronounced dead. The police captured the suspects from the spot.
Police record showed that Karamat of Sheikhupura district was involved in eight murders and several robberies.
The Punjab government had announced Rs200,000 head money on Karamat. The police have shifted the body for autopsy and registered a case against the arrested suspects.