SARGODHA: At least two people were crushed to death by a train in Urban Area and Cantonment police limits on Tuesday.
The police said that 26-year-old Fakhar Abbas, a resident of Satellite Town, was crossing the railway track on a bicycle near Chak No 33 Phatak when Karachi bound Millat Express hit him. As a result, he was killed on the spot.
Similarly, Aakash, 15, was killed when Millat Express hit him while he was crossing the track near Chungi No12.
The police handed over the bodies to the heirs after completing legal formalities.
Meanwhile, two people were killed in separate road accidents in Shahnikdar and Bhagtanwala police limits.
The police said that Kafeel Hussain, 8, a resident of Shahnikdar, was riding a bicycle when a recklessly driven tractor trolley hit him near Jhamra Morh. As a result, he died on the spot.
In another road crash, a speedy coach crushed to death motorcyclist Farooq at Lahore Road. The police claimed to have arrested five outlaws and seized a vehicle and weapons from them.The police said that during checking at exit and entry points, the Bhera police confiscated a car bearing registration number LEF-8437 near Salam Interchange and arrested accused Zahid, a resident of Chakwal.
The vehicle was stolen from Gujranwala in 2011. The police also arrested four accused identified as Waris, Shahbaz, Inamullah and Faisal at Kotmomin Interchange and seized five pistols from them.
The police also claimed to have rounded up 13 criminals in different raids across the city and confiscated narcotics and illegal weapons from their possession.
The police said that teams of different police stations conducted raids within their precincts and arrested 13 drug pushers and criminals. The teams also seized 4,173 grammes of hashish, 50 bottles of liquor, four pistols and a gun from them.
The outlaws were identified as Asmatullah, Omer Daraz, Kashif, Qasim, Haroon, Khurram Shahzad, Amir, Ghulam Baqir and others.
The FIA teams apprehended two notorious human traffickers on the charge of extorting money from citizens.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 7th, 2018.