LAHORE: Four suspected robbers, who were recently killed in a police encounter in Shadman, have been identified.
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The suspects were Muhammad Ashtaf, a resident of Lahore, Sharafat Ali from Nankana Sahib, Wahid Khan alias Chainti from Bahawalnagar and Ansar Khan alias Chitta from Sargodha. CIA SP Tariq Mastoi told The Express Tribune that the suspects were habitual criminals. He added over two dozen cases have been registered against each of them and all have been to jail previously.
He said that the encounter continued for two hours in front of hundreds of people and media. After the death of the suspects, people gathered at the crime scene. Some people came forward and confirmed to the police that they had been robbed by them. Police have also confirmed their criminal history from the Crime Registration Office.
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According to the police, the suspects have been involved in robbery cases many a time before. On the night of July 26, a police exchanged fire with the suspects and killed them.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2017.