Three criminals killed, four cops hurt in Chichawatni encounter

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At least three criminals were killed and four policemen injured in exchange of fire during a crackdown on Tuesday.

The police, responding to a tip-off, about the presence of wanted criminals conducted an operation in the forest area in the suburbs of Chichawatni.

In the crossfire three wanted criminals including Ijaz, Ramzan and another were killed while an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and three constables were seriously wounded and rushed to hospital for treatment.

The criminals killed in the encounter were involved in kidnapping and murder of a contractor from the Sahiwal district in December last year despite receiving Rs 800,000 in ransom from his family for his release.