Punjab

Police arrests killer of LESCO worker

LAHORE: A member of land mafia on Monday killed a worker of Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) and left two others injured in the Baghbanpura area of Lahore, ARY News reported.

According to reports, Asif alias Achhi had illegally occupied some space of LESCO for his residence in Baghbanpura.

Asif opened fire when a LESCO pump operator, Mohammad Mansha asked him to vacate the premises and as a result of which Mansha was killed on the spot while two others were injured.

Following the incident when Police arrived at the scene Asif opened fire once again but got arrested after two-hour long shootout.

Residents of Baghbanpura, expressing extreme anger against Asif, despoiled his illegal residence and put all his belongings on fire. Asif has previously spent jail time in a murder case, sources said.

Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the incident and asked authorities to submit a report on the incident.

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