An Afghan man was killed while his accomplice was arrested after a police encounter late on Friday in Kotha Kalan. Three others managed to escape.
Punjab Police Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials raided a house in the Morgah area on a tip-off, where five armed men were reportedly present. On seeing the police party, they opened fired on the raiding party, according to Morgah Police Station House Officer (SHO) Ikhlas Khan.
The police returned fire and killed a man named Rahimullah, 22, while the three that escaped from the scene were later identified as Abdul Majeed, Ismail Khan and Fareed Khan.
However, the police managed to arrest one suspect, Noor Ahmed, and recovered an AK-47 and bullets from his possession.
The SHO added they had received a tip that a group of men involved in robberies and car snatching was present at the hideout.
Murder of six men: Suspects sent on remand
Meanwhile, the Civil Lines police obtained seven-day physical remand of seven suspects arrested in the killing of six men on Thursday night.
Anti-Terrorism Court Special Judge Rana Masood Akhtar sent the suspects, five men and one woman, in the murder case to Adiala Jail on judicial remand for 14 days.
The Civil Lines police produced Muhammad Shakeel, Tanveer Ahmed, Zohaib Ali, Muhammad Ali, Bilal Qureshi, Fiaz Siddiq and Bhamim Bibi in court after they were arrested in connection with the deaths of Nadeem Qureshi, Pervez Qureshi, Adnan Qureshi, Suleman Qureshi, Aurangzeb Qureshi and Javaid Qureshi, who were all gunned down on Thursday night.
The police are still trying to arrest Waheed Qureshi, who was named as the primary suspect in the FIR lodged against 12 persons under anti-terrorism laws.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2012.