LAHORE - During special crackdown on terrorists and criminals being carried out under the national action plan, CIA Model Town Police has arrested six hired assassins of a most wanted criminals gang involved in police encounters, murders, attempted murder, and dacoities. The police also recovered 244 bore rifles, Kalashnikovs and hundreds of cartridges from them.

According to a police spokesperson, Acting DIG Investigation Rana Ayyaz Saleem issued special directions to SP CIA Muhammad Umar Virk for arresting hired assassins absconders and criminals who constituted various teams of CIA police and gave them target of arresting these accused.

The police team headed by DSP CIA Model Town Malik Dawood collected particulars of the gangsters and in the light of the information obtained through complainants of various cases arrested ringleader of the gang Asif Iqbal alias Johnny Barganza and his accomplices.

During initial investigations, accused confessed to the police that he along with his accomplices had shot dead two police constables Basharat Ali and Muhammad Aslam outside Camp Jail in 2006. The other members of the gang were identified as Muhammad Shafique, Imran, and Sajid alias Sajan.