LAHORE - A 42-year-old Sub-Inspector (SI), father of five, embraced martyrdom after he suffered a heart attack while chasing a Proclaimed Offender (PO) in Islampura police precincts on Friday. The deceased officer identified as Muhammad Bilal, resident of Sheikhupura, was discharging his duties in investigation wing of Ravi Road police station. Police investigators said on the tip-off, Bilal along with his police officers reached the Session Court early on Friday and took the positions as he came to know a PO was approaching the court in order to get his bail. Bilal signalled him to stop but the accused began to run, followed by the police team headed by SI Bilal Hussain, they added. An eyewitness Shahzad Akhtar claimed to have seen a gallant police officer chasing someone later identified a criminal at about 10am on Friday. He said Bilal slipped and fell on a peace of stone, which claimed his life. The deceased officer fell unconscious and the rest of police officers shifted him to a nearby hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead, sources in investigation wing of Ravi Road police station said. Talking to TheNation, the City Division Superintendent of Police (SP) Faisal Gulzar said complete report of the incident had been sent to Inspector General of Police Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar. No doubt the decision regarding the nature of his death will be taken in IG office but it is my personal wish that he should be declared as martyred policeman, he said. Gulzar further said the body of the deceased officer had handed over to his heirs after completing medicolegal formalities. Further investigation was underway. hearing continues The Judicial Flood Inquiry Tribunal, headed by Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, held hearing at Taunsa Barrage on Friday and heard the political families of the area. Ex-Governor Punjab Ghulam Mustafa Khar appeared and recorded his statement. Others who appeared were Ahmed Yar Hanjra, Syed Gilani and Baryar family also appeared. Contractor Mian Muhammad Khan, who closed the breach in the LMB by building the Ring Bund at a cost of Rs 200 million, also appeared before the Tribunal.