Search operation continues in Nankana Sahib forest, accused has also escaped in Sheikhupura and Kasur shortly before the raid (Photo: File)

Lahore: Abid, the main accused in the motorway rape case, escaped from Nankana Sahib for the third time before the police raid. A search operation is underway in Nankana Sahib to arrest the accused.

According to Express, the police raid for the arrest of Abid Malhi, the main accused in the motorway rape case, failed once again. RPOs and DPOs of all districts of Punjab were alerted to nab the accused.

According to police sources, the presence of Abid, the main accused in the rape case, in Nankana was reported by a local by calling One-Five, but before the police arrived, Abid escaped for the third time. Earlier, raids in Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib after Kasur failed to arrest the accused.

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According to sources, Nankana Sahib Elite Force and troops from different police stations cordoned off Dolarwala Cemetery. Due to the dense forest in Nankana Sahib, the police are facing difficulty in finding the accused. A search operation is underway in the area under the supervision of DPO Nankana Sahib Ismail Kharak.

Sources said that every time the accused fled before the raids, the credibility of the security agencies has been questioned and it is feared that the accused may have been informed before the raids.

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