LAHORE - Punjab Police Inspector General has lauded the gallantry of DPO Muzaffargarh Munir Ahmed Zia Rao and his team for arresting three notorious Proclaimed Offenders (POs) involved in killing policemen and innocent citizens, robberies-cum-murders and other felony acts.

According to the Punjab Police spokeswoman, the police arrested three POs namely Naveed alias Naveeda, Kali Kaneera and Nasir Surhani and recovered three kalashnikovs, six hand grenades, 150 bullets and motorbikes from their possession. According to DPO Rao Munir, the aforementioned persons were hardened criminals as Kali Kaneera had gunned down a police constable in the past. “This time, they opened indiscriminate fire on police personnel in Mochiwala area, PS Karamdad Qureshi and injured a police constable Abdul Hameed who continued to engage them in cross-firing as heavy police contingent cordoned off the area,” he added. Shortly after the information the DPO Muzaffargarh Munir Ahmed Zia Rao personally approached the scene and commanded the police team, which managed to arrest the culprits after fighting with them more than 2 hours. The DPO has recommended the most prestigious gallantry award for the injured police constable.

PHP arrests 11 criminals: The Punjab Highway Patrol claimed to have arrested 11 robbers, drugs peddlers and ammunition suppliers and recovered illicit arms and ammunition and liquor from their possession on Sunday.

The Punjab Highways recovered pistols from M Arif of Muridkey, M Faiz of Khushab, M Shafi of Sahiwal and a rifle (8 MM) from Hussain of Jhang. PHP team Ratali Virkan, Gujranwala recovered two litters liquor from Nawaz of Nankana Sahib and 460 grams heroine from Irfan Iqbal of Habibpura and Ghulam Abbas of Bagriyan.

PHP team Qaziabad, Layyah arrested two drunkard persons namely M Asif and M Zeeshan of Layyah. Similarly, PHP team Missa Kaswal, Jehlum recovered nine liter liquor from Sajid Nawaz of Gujar Khan, Rawalpindi. The PHP team Bhuman Shah, Okara recovered stolen wood from two accused men namely Zubair and Ibrar Ahmed of Bhuman Shah, Okara. Cases have been registered against them.

Police fail to trace woman: Police investigators have yet to trace 27-year-old woman, who gave birth to a female child at the Jinnah Hospital on Saturday and left the hospital under mysterious circumstances.

Minutes after the hospital realized about the incident, the administration contacted the address, provided by the woman, but it was proved fake. However, the administration has named the baby child as Ayesha and pronounced to nourish her.

Meanwhile, The woman, who was shot at and injured by her relative over a family dispute in Sandha police area, succumbed to her injuries at the Mayo Hospital on Sunday.

The woman was identified as Shahina, a resident of the same area. Meanwhile, a dead body was recovered from River Ravi by Rescue-1122 officials on Sunday. Officials said it seemed the deceased was drowned in the river near Sagian Bridge. Later, the body was handed over the local police for further legal procedure.