Wanted criminal injured in firing encounter

DERA GHAZI KHAN: A proclaimed offender wanted in murder and dacoity cases, was injured in a firing encounter with police after snatching motorcycle from a citizen here Friday.

Police said that four accused snatched motorcycle from a person Faiz Mohammad at Bela road. After receiving information, a patrolling police team started chasing the accused. The accused opened fire at police and the return fire caused injuries to one of them later identified as Murad r/o Moza Wador, Basti Bela.

Other three accused managed to escape. The injured proclaimed offender was rushed to trauma centre from where doctors referred him to Nishtar hospital Multan.

Police recovered the snatched motorcycle, a Kalashinkov and bullets from the accused. The injured accused has been sent to Nishtar Hospital Multan under police protection.

Police has also launched a search operation to arrest the remaining three accused.