The Bhiki Police shot dead two dacoits in a shootout occurred in village Lager in wee hours of Thursday.

According the police, the criminals identified as Gulfam and Tanveer had holed up in a house adjacent to village Lager. Acting on a tip-off, the police besieged the house and warned the criminals to surround. However, a shootout erupted between the criminals and police which lasted for about two hours. Resultantly, both the outlaws were shot dead while police vehicle also damaged in the crossfire. The police said that both the accused had been involved in various heinous crimes and were wanted in various cases registered in different police stations in Sheikhupura and Nankana districts, said DPO Humayun Bashir Tarar.