Man gunned down outside police station

Constable, two others injured in shooting in parking area

APP January 22, 2023


One person was shot dead while three others, including a police constable, were injured in front of Dijkot police station. A police spokesman said on Saturday that Dijkot police called a complainant and the accused for questioning in a murder case.

Both parties were present near the police station’s parking area when an unknown assailant approached and opened indiscriminate fire on them.

As a result, 30-year-old Javaid alias Chirri, 40-year-old Zafar Iqbal, Babo Sher and police constable Rizwan sustained serious bullet wounds.

The casualties were rushed to Dijkot hospital, where Javaid succumbed to his injuries. The other injured were referred to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Faisalabad due to their critical condition.

Upon receiving information of the incident, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Sarfraz Ahmad Falki directed City Police Officer (CPO) Faisalabad to submit a report of the incident immediately and immediately suspended the SHO and Muharrar of Dijkot police station.

He further directed Superintendent Police (SP) Iqbal Town to probe the matter and submit his own report. A special police team was constituted and started a search operation to arrest the accused.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 22nd, 2023.


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