MUZAFFARGARH   -    Muzaffargarh Police foiled the arms smuggling bid by arresting the supplier and recovered huge quantity of modern weapons. 

According to details, the police were conducting operations against illegal weapon holders under the directions of DPO Ahmad Nawaz Shah. 

Shah Jamal police chased a suspicious person namely Kashif during patrolling who had loaded a trunk on the motorcycle. Sub-Inspector Sabir Hussain and the police team caught the outlaw and recovered one automatic Kalashnikov, one 44-bore rifle, one gun, 3 pistols, one short gun, magazine, bullets, claws, motorcycle used in robberies from the trunk. 

During interrogation, the accused revealed that he had bought the weapons from Rukni Balochistan. DSP Sadar circle M Rizwan Khan told the media that the process of investigation from the accused regarding the seized weapon was underway. He appreciated the police team and added that cash rewards and commendatory certificates will be given to the team.

TWO ROBBERS KILLED IN ENCOUNTER

Two alleged robbers were killed in an encounter while their two accomplices managed to escape from the scene in the limits of Madina Town police station, Faisalabad. A police spokesman said that four armed bandits stormed into the shop of Adnan Rafiq at Dhuddiwala canal and looted the shop. The shopkeeper offered resistance during the robbery. They opened fire and injured four people present in the shop including Ghulam Muhammad, Waris Ali, Anayat Ali and M Aslam. 

Reportedly, the police team rushed to the spot and directed the outlaws for surrender but they opened fire on them and during the exchange of fire two outlaws received bullets injuries and they were being shifted to the hospital where they succumbed to their injuries whereas two others managed to escape from the scene under the cover of blunt firing. 

The killed outlaws were later on identified as Saeed and Shakeel who were wanted to the police in a number of dacoity, robbery and other cases. A special team was formed to trace out whereabouts of the escapees and arrest them at the earliest. The injured citizens were also shifted to hospital where their condition was stated out of danger, a spokesman added.