Cop, dacoit injured in Okara encounter
OKARA: A constable and a dacoit were injured in an encounter with the A-Division police here on Tuesday night. Constables Shafqat, Abdur Rab and Akram were patrolling near Lower Bar Doab Canal on Okara–Faisalabad Road when they stopped three suspects riding on a bike. The bike riders opened fire at the policemen instead of stopping and tried to escape from the scene. Shafqat was injured after being hit by the bullet. However, constables Abdur Rab and Akram returned the fire, injuring a dacoit who was identified as Fayaz of Raiwind.
The policemen caught another dacoit who was identified as Noor Hassan of 34/2R village. Their accomplice identified as Munna succeeded to escape. The injured constable and dacoit were shifted to hospital. The police have registered a case against the dacoits under sections 324 and 353 of the PPC and 13/20/65.