BAHAWALNAGAR

Four armed outlaws shot dead a police cop and citizen after looting ZTBL Minchinabad branch while a dacoit was killed in the ensuing shootout with the police which was continued till filing of this report.

According to details, four armed robbers stormed the ZTBL Minchinabad branch and looted Rs3.5 million. In the meanwhile someone informed the Minchinabad police at which Constable Iftikhar and Muharar Abdul Razzaq rushed to the spot. However, they were welcomed by the outlaws with bullets, killing Abdul Razzaq on the spot while Iftikhar sustained critical bullet wounds and was shifted to DHQ Hospital Bahawalnagar, where his condition is stated to be serious.

Meanwhile the outlaws managed to reach Mandi Sadiq Ganj and shot dead a passerby identified as Liaquat Mevati. They later entered a bordering village Fatoi Maharan, some 55 km away from here. Meanwhile, the police team accompanied by the Elite Force squad chased the outlaws and a shootout erupted between the outlaws and police in Fatoi Maharan in the remit of Mandi Sadiq Ganj Police. One of the outlaws was killed in the firing which continues till filing of this report. Bahawalnagar DPO Athar Ismail Amjad also reached the scene and was commanding the operation against the accused.