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Man killed, another injured in cylinder explosion

By Our Correspondent
May 11, 2024
This representational image shows a dead body. — APP/File
This representational image shows a dead body. — APP/File

LAHORE: A 60-year-old man was killed and another injured when an LPG cylinder exploded in a house in the limits of Allama Iqbal Town on Friday.

The deceased was identified as Sarfraz and injured as Shabir aged 29, residents of Nizam Block, Allama Iqbal Town. The sound of the blast created panic in the vicinity as the residents came out of their houses. Emergency rescue services swiftly responded to conduct rescue operation as a fire erupted following the explosion.

The old man Sarfraz died on the spot while injured Shabir was admitted to a local hospital where his condition was said to be precarious.

First Cyber Crime Facilitation Centre established

Lahore Police has established the first Cyber Crime Facilitation Centre. The centre will work as a pilot project at the office of DIG Investigations Lahore.

DSP Ahmad Usman will listen to the complaints at the centre from 9pm to 5am. The centre will gradually be replicated in other parts of the province after success and experience.

Abducted child recovered

Anti-Kidnapping for Ransom Cell of Organised Crime Unit (OCU) has recovered an eight year old child. The victim Noor Fatima was playing outside her house when the suspects identified as Jamal Irfan and Shazia Jamal abducted her. They demanded ransom from the victim’s family. Police registered a case against them and started the investigations. The accused persons were arrested and the child was recovered safely from Lalliyani, Kasur. The abducted child has been handed over to her family.

Special person reunited with family

The Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) reunited a mentally challenged elderly person with his family. According to details, an 80-year-old elderly resident of Johar Town had lost his way home. Safe City received information about the lost elderly through the Lost and Found Centre. On the other hand, the daughter of the elderly was informed at the Lost and Found Centre about her father's disappearance.

Five SIs honoured

IG Punjab Dr Usman Anwar has honoured five sub-inspectors of Punjab Police who have passed the CSS exam. IG Punjab invited the five CSS qualified sub-inspectors along with their families to the central police office and awarded them honorary shields.

Sub-Inspectors M Bilal Chandia, Awais Arshad, M Salal, Ahmad Hafeez and Lady Sub-Inspector Ummul Baneen are among the police officers who have cleared the CSS exam. All the five sub-inspectors have been selected in the Inland Services (Income Tax) group.

Widow’s property retrieved

Lahore Police, in response to a complaint regarding an illegal seizure of a house of a widow, took immediate action and retrieved property worth millions of rupees from the mafia belonging to an aged widow named Tabassum Fayyaz.

The accused identified as Arif, had fraudulently seized a property in the Gulshan-e-Ravi area. The widow approached the Complaint Cell at Capital City Police Headquarters to seek justice. Upon the request of Tabassum Fayyaz, a committee comprising of LDA and the Police Department recommended legal action based on documentary evidence. Acting upon the instructions of CCPO Lahore, the police evicted the culprits and handed over the property to the widow. Tabassum Fayyaz expressed her gratitude to Lahore Police for taking timely action and helping her to reclaim her property.