FAISALABAD: The police have claimed to arrest a robber while his two accomplices managed to escape after an encounter on Friday night in Mansoorabad police limits.
According to a police spokesman, a patrolling squad signaled three persons riding on a motorcyclist to stop but the motorcyclists accelerated the vehicle and opened fire at the police squad and the policemen also returned fire. As a result one of them received bullet injuries but they fled from the scene.
However, the relatives of injured outlaw took him to Allied Hospital. On information, SP Madina Town, Nasir Sial reached the hospital and during preliminary interrogation
he confessed that he was injured in encounter with the police in the area of Mansoorabad.
The injured criminal was identified as Aftab of Chak No.214-RB who was released from jail on July 02. Further investigation are in progress, the spokesman added.