ELLAH ABAD - The police shot dead an outlaw and injured another in a shootout that took place near Garder Market at Allah Abad Chowk here late the other night.

According to the police, the personnel of Allah Abad Police were on routine patrol late at night when two persons riding Honda 125 motorcycle from Ellah Abad side on Kasur Road near Kot Saleem Hadier. As soon as they saw the police they turned back towards Ellah Abad and tried to flee away. However, the police also started chasing them. When the motorcyclists reached Ellah Abad Chowk near garder market, they opened fire on the police. Meanwhile, the policemen called in help and retaliated the fire. The cross-firing continued for more than 15 minutes and as a result one of the culprits was killed and other sustained gunshot wounds. Later the deceased was identified as Yaseen, son of Muhammad Aslim Insari, a resident of Budiana (Ahmad Nagir) Pattoki and the injured as Javed, son of Ramzan, a resident of Rana Town chunian. The police also recovered a pump action and repeater gun from them and registered a case number 114/13, under 13/20/65-427-353/324. Meanwhile, some eye-witnesses termed the shootout as ‘staged,’ saying that it was a drama staged by the police which lasted only for five to seven minutes and later the termed them as accused. However, family of the deceased did not observe any protest.