Another Dolphin Squad ‘encounter’ takes place in Lahore’s Sabzazar


LAHORE: Another encounter involving the Dolphin Squad has been reported in the city on Tuesday as two suspected robbers were injured in a reported exchange of fire between the force and the suspects in Sabzazar area.

The injured suspects, who were arrested on spot, were identified as Adeel alias Adeela and Abid. The squad claimed they were “history-sheeters” involved in over 100 robberies.

According to the police, a team of Dolphin Squad was patrolling when it received information that two suspects were fleeing after robbing a house. The team started searching for them and soon spotted the suspects near Liaquat Chowk. Police claimed the men opened fire as the Dolphin Squad approached them. Both suspects were injured in the shootout.

Later, heavy contingents of police reached the spot. They cordoned off the crime scene and collected forensic evidence, recording statements of eyewitnesses.

According to the record shared by police, the suspects had first committed a robbery in 2013 in the Iqbal Town police area and were arrested in 2014 for the first time. After that, they had been regulars at committing robberies and visiting jails, they claimed.

Sabzazar has been notorious for police encounters, especially one involving five suspects including two brothers. The encounter, after investigations, was termed as fake. Former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif was also nominated in the FIR.