19 suspects killed in encounters

Officials says that during these armed encounters five policemen and three passersby sustained injuries


APP May 16, 2020
PHOTO: FILE

FAISALABAD: As many as 19 criminals were killed whereas one police officer lost his life in the line of duty during 31 encounters with police teams in the district during the ongoing year.

Police officials said that during these armed encounters five policemen and three passersby sustained injuries.

Giving details, he said that eight police encounters were held in the area of Sargodha road police, seven in the limits of Nishatabad police station, four in the area of Gulberg police, three in Batala Colony, two each in People’s Colony and Saddar police stations, and one encounter each in the limits of Jhang Bazaar, Factory Area and Tandlianwala police.

He stated that 10 outlaws were killed in police encounters in the area of Gulberg police station while 36 criminals were arrested by police after these encounters.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 16th, 2020.

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