Three gunmen killed, four cops injured in shootoutArchive
OKARA: Three alleged gunmen were shot dead when their accomplices tried to get them free from police custody on Saturday near village Jithiana village, Gogera. The gun battle also left four police officials injured, District Police Officer Faisal Rana said.
Okara Sadar police were taking Tariq, Zohaib and Bilal to some crime scene for the recovery of weapons. They were arrested in terror and Pakistan Penal Code charges as they had allegedly shot injured Okara Sadar Station House Officer Mahr Muhammad Ismail on Akbar Road a few weeks back.
Late on Saturday, near village 39/3R four car riders intercepted the police vehicle and started shooting at the officials. They got free the three gunmen after injuring four police officials - Sadar Okara investigation in charge Rana Imran and constables Amjad, Fakhar and Saleem. The police called in reinforcement and chased the criminals. Police officials of other police stations also joined the chase.
The DPO said that near village Jithiana, 30 kilometres from Okara city, the gunmen left the car and took cover in crops. After some time, shooting stopped and police found Tariq, Zohaib and Bilal were lying dead in the field.
The DPO said the three gunmen were shot dead by their accomplices. The injured police officials were shifted to hospital.
Five booked: Police registered a case against five people under 2 A-Wall Chalking Ordinance on Saturday.
The accused are Muhammad Iqbal, of 36A/4L, Zahid Shah, of 27/4L, Khalid, of 18/1L, Shahid Raza, of 25/2R, Hakim Munir and one unidentified person of Shergarh.
PAT: Dozens of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers held a protest rally outside the press club on Saturday against the joint investigation team (JIT) report on the Model Town incident.
They chanted slogans against the report and called it fake and only to acquit the real culprits of the incident.
They said Rana Sanaullah and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had ordered the police to kill PAT workers.
PAT leaders Qari Mazhar Fareed Sial, Mirza Khalid Mehmood and Hafeez Qadri spoke.
LAWYERS: Lawyers of the Okara District Bar Association took out a procession from the Quaid-i-Azam hall in protest at the Daska deaths.
They held sit-in at the main district complex.
Published in Dawn, May 31st, 2015
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