HAFIZABAD - A police ASI was critically injured in a shootout with three notorious Proclaimed Offenders wanted in over a dozen murder, dacoity, robbery and other heinous crime cases by the plice in different district here the other night.

On a tip-off, the Pindi Bhattian Police carried out a raid near Thatha Raika villager where POs Soodhi Aasi, Haji Sajjad alias Sammay Khan and Mujahid Bhatti were hiding. On seeing the police party, the accused started indiscriminate firing on them which was retaliated by the police and the shootout lasted for more than two hours.

Resultantly ASI Muhammad Tayyab sustained gunshot wounds while the POs managed to escape from the scene.

The police have registered a case against accused.