Three teams searching for constable’s killers

Dec 10, 2019

LAHORE: Three police teams have been constituted to hunt down two suspected criminals who shot dead a Dolphin Squad man on Sunday.

The capital city police officer (CCPO) formed the teams with officials from the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA), operations and investigation wings to arrest the criminals.

During investigation, police managed to get a picture of one of the suspects from a CCTV camera installed near the spot where Dolphin Squad official Mohsin was targeted.

The teams were collecting information about the suspects from jails and the crime record branch of the Lahore police.

Deputy Inspector General (Operations) Rai Babar Saeed said police were clueless about the hideouts of the criminals. However, he said, efforts had been intensified by extending scope of the investigation to trace and arrest them.

He said a Dolphin Squad team was on routine patrol at Mahmood Booti when one of the two suspects opened fire on them. Constable Mohsin suffered bullet injuries on the face and chest. Both the assailants fled from the scene, he said, adding that the bullet injuries later proved fatal.

Meanwhile, the funeral prayers of Mohsin were offered at Qilla Gujar Singh Police Lines on Monday.

Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Shoaib Dastgir, Lahore CCPO Zulfiqar Hameed, deputy inspectors general of investigation and operations and other senior officers attended the funeral prayers.

Later, talking to the media, the IGP said that all available resources will be utilised to arrest the killers of Mohsin. He said the Dolphin constable embraced martyrdom in the line of duty.

(Daily Dawn)