3 arms dealers arrested over gun sale to attackers of PML-N MPA

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Weapon used in attack sent for forensic test

Three ammunition dealers have been arrested over sale of gun that was used by in an attack on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Bilal Yasin.

Police, in its investigation of the incident discovered that the gun, used by the hitmen in the attack, was purchased from Neela Gumbad (Blue Tomb) market.

Police sources have said that efforts are underway to find the owner of the pistol.

A day earlier, CCTV footage of attack on the member of provincial assembly also surfaced.

According to the video, the suspects can be seen fleeing the scene after opening fire on Bilal Yasin. The motorcycle of the suspects was also not having number plate.

On December 31, 2021, PML-N MPA Bilal Yasin had sustained injuries after two unidentified suspects opened fire at him on Lahore’s Mohni Road Friday night. He was shifted to Mayo Hospital for treatment, police said.

Reportedly, two suspects approached the MPA on a motorbike and targeted him in a possible assassination bid.

Hospital’s medical superintendent told that Bilal Yasin was struck by three bullets, one in his leg and two in the abdomen.

Meanwhile, The Police on Sunday have yet to trace or identify the assailants involved in the gun attack on PML-N MPA Bilal Yasin in Lahore.

Police investigation about the gun attack has been underway as a pistol found from the crime scene has been sent for forensic tests. “A locally made 9mm pistol was used in the gun attack,” according to police department.

“No registration number found on the weapon, which might be erased from the pistol,” is according to the police. “The attackers might be identified in forensic lab with fingerprints left on the weapon,” officials opined.

Punjab police department has constituted special teams to investigate the gun attack on the opposition party’s MPA.

Earlier, Lahore police claimed to have identified two suspects allegedly involved in the attack through safe city cameras.

The police said that no cameras were installed at the site of the attack, however, the police were able to track the two men on a motorcycle through the safe city cameras installed at a major thoroughfare at some distance from the location of the attack.

The CCPO Lahore has formed a team to probe the attack on the MPA in provincial capital city.

Bilal Yasin, had sustained injuries in a gun attack carried out by unidentified assailants in Lahore on Friday night.

 

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