Kasur: ‘Robber’ shot dead in encounter
KASUR: An alleged robber was shot dead by police in an ‘encounter’ on Tuesday while his two accomplices managed to escape at Harihar village in the limits of Sadar police station. According to the police, a team headed by SHO Shoukat Ali on a tip-off started chasing three unidentified ‘robbers’ who were allegedly fleeing after snatching a motorcycle from a local at gun point. The robbers, noticing they were being chased, opened indiscriminate fire on the police team. In retaliatory firing by the police, one of the robbers was killed while his two accomplices managed to escape.
The dead robber was later identified as Tanvir, a proclaimed offender, wanted in several cases of heinous crime, the police claimed. Some two weeks back, Tanvir, along with an accomplice, had allegedly shot dead a brick kiln worker, suspecting he was a police informer. The police were conducted raids to arrest the fleeing robbers.