At least five dacoits including a notorious proclaimed offender (PO) were killed in two shootouts with the police occurred in separate areas here on Monday.

According to detail, an injured robber was arrested while other his accomplice was shot dead in a shootout with police here on Monday.

The third robber made good his escape from the scene. According to details, a team of Saddr Police spotted three robbers and signalled them to stop here in a suburban village. However, instead the robbers started firing on the police personnel. In the meantime, the police also retaliated and trade of fire continued for some time. Resultantly, one of the robbers identified as Riaz died on the spot and another sustained critical gunshot wounds while their accomplice managed to flee from the scene. The injured robber was shifted to THQ Hospital. The police have registered a case.

In KASUR, four robbers including a proclaimed offender were killed in exchange of fire with police here on Monday. As per details, the police, on a tip-off, launched operation in suburbs of Kasur.

The members of robber gang started firing on the police personnel which led to a shootout which lasted for quite some time.

In retaliatory fire by the police, four robbers of the gang headed by a proclaimed offender identified as Babar alias Babri were killed on the spot.

The bodies were shifted to DHQ Hospital for medico-legal requirements.

Police said that the accused killed in the fire exchange were wanted in various incidents of robberies, attempt to murder and kidnapping.