CHINIOT: A Station House Officer was killed and a constable injured during an encounter with robbers in the Abbas Nagar area of Chiniot today.


According to the police, a police party was carrying an unspecified number of arrested robbers to recover money from a hideout, when their alleged accomplices waylaid the police van and opened fire. As a result, SHO Muzaffar of Chiniot Police Station was killed on the spot while constable Muhammad Bashir sustained serious bullet injuries. “The alleged robbers were also killed by their accomplices,” the police said. The bodies have been shifted to a hospital for medico-legal formalities and further investigation is under way.