Police arrest two outlaws after shoot-out in Faisalabad

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FAISALABAD: The police claimed to have arrested two outlaws after a brief shoot-out within Peoples Colony police station precincts on Monday, local media reports have informed.

According to a police official, three outlaws were in the area on a motorcycle when a Dolphin Police Force team intercepted them. The culprits opened fire on the police when they spotted them and tried to escape.

However, the officials retaliated resulting in a brief shoot-out, following which two of the suspects were nabbed. The suspects were injured while their accomplice managed to flee.

The arrested outlaws were identified as Shahzad Javed and Waqas Tariq, while their accomplice was identified as Waqar Iqbal. The police team also confiscated a pistol and a motorcycle from their custody.

Madina Town SP Aftab Ahmed informed that a case has been registered against the outlaws under sections 324, 186, 353, 7ATA and Arms Ordinance 2015 and revealed that during interrogation accused Waqas confessed to being involved in several criminal activities.

The SP maintained that police were conducting raids to arrest the fleeing suspect.