RAJANPUR: On the other hand, two dacoits were killed in an alleged police encounter on Indus Highway, police sources said.
The dacoits’ accomplices attacked a police van in a bid to help them escape, security officials explained.
Police further claimed that the suspects died as a result of their accomplices’ firing. In the ensuing exchange of gunfire, a policeman was also injured.
A suspect on the run for years was arrested here in Baldia’s Ittehad Town late Sunday night, police sources stated.
The arrestee – identified as Faizan – was on the run from law enforcement agencies since 2013, security officials revealed, adding that a case had been registered against him in Ittehad Town police station.
Police officials took into custody three wanted criminals and 31 other suspects during a major operation conducted in Bhakkar’s Mankera, Darya Khan, and surrounding areas late Sunday night, authorities stated.
Weapons and contraband were recovered from the arrestees, police mentioned, adding that cases were registered against the respective suspects.