VEHARI: The relatives of one of the two alleged robbers killed in separate police “encounters” in the district on Sunday staged a protest blocking Burewala Road, claiming the deceased Ali Sher Dhudi was a Class X student killed in a “fake” shootout by Machiwal police.
Three motorcyclists robbed a local trader near Chak 557/EB, according to Machiwal police. The trader reported the incident to the police via the 15 helplines.
According to the police, they tracked down the suspects near Chak 4/WB, who opened fire on them and were retaliated against.
According to the police, one of the suspects, Ali Sher Dhudi of Chak 19/WB, was found dead on the spot after a shootout.
Another robbery suspect was allegedly shot dead by accomplices.’
According to Mr. Adnan, a district police spokesman, the suspect’s two accomplices fled.
He claimed the suspect was involved in six dacoity cases in the Machiwal neighborhood.
Following the incident, the deceased suspect’s family and other locals staged anti-police protests near V Chowk, Vehari, and Pakhi Morr.
Protesters blocked the Burewala Road for three hours, shouting anti-police slogans.
During the protest, Shakil, the deceased Ali Sher’s father, stated that his son was a Class X student who was picked up by police from an examination center in Machiwal while working on a science paper.
He claimed that later, police killed Dhudi in a fake encounter and that no case was ever filed against his son in any police station.
Protesters urged the Punjab chief minister to order an investigation into the killing and to file murder charges against the police officers involved in the “fake encounter.”
The protest was ongoing until the completion of this report.
DSP Muhammad Saleem, on the other hand, claimed that the allegations made by Ali Sher’s father were unfounded. He stated that the suspect was wanted in connection with a half-dozen dacoity incidents in the Machiwal area.
On Sunday morning, a suspected robber was killed in Danywal police limits in another “encounter.”
According to police, a suspect, Nafees, of Faisalabad, was being taken by a police team for the recovery of looted items when three of the suspect’s accomplices opened fire on police near Shabirabad.
The police returned fire, and after a 30-minute shootout, Nafees was found dead on the spot, while his three accomplices escaped.
According to a police spokesman, the deceased was involved in a dacoity two days ago at GOR Chowk in Vehari.