Four cops die in accident


SHEIKHUPURA: At least four policemen were killed and seven others sustained injuries after a police mobile returning to Lahore from Layyah turned turtle near Sheikhupura on Sunday.

According to details, the officers of Gulberg Police Station were coming back from Layyah after arresting a suspect – among the wounded – when the driver lost control of the van after its tyre burst near Bhikki.

The rescue teams immediately reached the accident spot and transferred the injured to Sheikhupura hospital. They were then shifted to Lahore General Hospital and Mayo Hospital owing to critical condition.

Police chief Amjad Javed Saleemi expressed grief over the demise of the officials in a traffic accident at Sheikhupura Faisalabad road, the Inspector General Police Punjab Amjad Javed Saleemi said that I pay homage to those officials who died in offering official duties.

IGP further directed CCPO Lahore that the families of the deceased officials should be looked after and best treatment should be ensured to injured officials.

He further said that dutiful officials are assets of the department and their families should be looked after in all ways. He directed to ensure permanent contacts with families of the deceased officials to avoid them any difficulty.