LAHORE: Two suspects allegedly involved in over 50 robbery bids and other crimes were killed in an encounter in Iqbal Town on Monday. A patrolling police party received information that two suspects were on the run after snatching a motorcycle. The cops placed a picket near Multan Chungi and Sabzi Mandi. When police tried to flag them down, the armed men opened fire and tried to flee towards Sabzi Mandi. The suspects fell off their motorcycle near Dungi Ground in Mehran Block after suffering bullet injuries. They were shifted to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead on arrival. Police found weapons on the suspects that were found to be illegal. The suspects were later identified as Muhammad Bilal and Muhammad Javed alias Jaidi. They were residents of Kasur and Sanda Kalan, respectively.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 24th, 2017.
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