A proclaimed offender, wanted in various criminal cases, was shot dead in an alleged shootout with police near a village Badri Pur on Wednesday.

The outlaw was wanted by the Sheikhupura, Safdarabad and Ferozwala police in different cases of dacoity, murder and attempt to murder. He was being escorted by the Safdarabad Police to a hideout for the arrest of his accomplices. In the meantime, four accomplices of the arrested PO attacked the police in an attempt to get him released.

In crossfire, PO was killed while his accomplices escaped from the scene.