Three alleged robbers were killed in two separate police encounters in the city on Friday.
Reportedly, Station House Officer (SHO) Sadar Jahanzeb Wattoo along with a police team was patrolling near Kotla Adib Shaheed when the cops signalled three suspects riding a motorcycle to stop. Instead of stopping, the suspects opened fire on the police and tried to escape.
The police also retaliated the fire and started chasing the suspects. Upon receiving a report of the incident, Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Akmal Rasool Nadir along with SHO Kaswal Police Station Hafiz Athar Rashid reached the spot with more cops.
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The other two suspects took advantage of the darkness and managed to escape. In exchange for fire, a robber was killed. He was identified as Waseem Kanjan, a resident of Tandlianwala Tehsil. The suspect was wanted by the police of five districts in 48 robberies and attempted murder cases.
SHO Akhtar Khan along with the police force signalled to stop the four suspects on two motorcycles near Canal LBDC who tried to escape.
The suspects were warned to drop their weapons, but upon the retaliation, an exchange of fire ensued in which the two suspects were shot dead, while the other two managed to escape.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 9th, 2021.