LAHORE: The police claim to have arrested five ‘injured robbers’ during two separate “encounters” in the provincial capital here on Friday.

As per an official, in the first incident, occurring in Sundar area, the police gave a chase to six suspected robbers following an emergency call made on 15 helpline about a street crime.

He said the robbers who were riding motorbikes opened fire on the police near Manga Mandi. The chasing policemen, he said, returned the fire, leaving four of the gunmen injured, while the others fled the scene.

The police shifted the injured criminals to hospital for their treatment, he added.

He said the police recovered snatched motorbikes, illegal weapons and looted cash from the arrested criminals.

In the other incident, a Ghaziabad police team escaped unhurt when two suspected robbers opened fire during a raid carried out for their arrest.

The police official said one of the criminals was injured in the retaliatory police fire and was arrested.

A case was lodged against the arrested criminal and his fleeing accomplice, he said adding that further investigations were underway.

Published in Dawn, November 27th, 2021

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