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Criminals’ bodies paraded in Gujranwala after encounter

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* SSP says Asif Waddo and Kala Gujjar were wanted in more than 25 cases of robbery, murder and kidnapping

Daily Times Monitor

LAHORE: Two suspected criminals, wanted by the Punjab Police in murders of seven policemen and three children, were killed in an encounter in Gujranwala, a private TV channel reported on Tuesday.

According to police sources, a police constable was also killed during a gunbattle between police and the accused. The bodies of the accused were later paraded through city bazaars, a sight that was witnessed by hundreds of people, who showered the policemen with petals.

Later, addressing a news conference, Gujranwala Senior Superintendent of Police Tariq Malik said the accused – Asif alias Waddo and Hashim alias Kala Gujjar – were wanted by the police in more than 25 cases of robberies, murders, kidnapping for ransom and other crimes. They had become a symbol of terror across the province, he added.

Acting on a tip-off, SP Afzal Butt raided a house in Khanewal, where Asif and Hashim were hiding. The suspected criminals fired at the policemen, who returned fire and killed the two men. Constable Yasin Butt was also killed in the exchange of fire.

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Written by rohitkumarsviews

March 10, 2010 at 7:09 am

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  1. Horrible criminal should be punished

    Anita Yeoh

    March 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm


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