Man held for faking shooting, injury during 'dacoity'.

OKARA -- A man who allegedly shot at and injured himself to implicate his rivals in a dacoity case was arrested on Friday evening.

As per a first information report (FIR) filed the same day he was arrested, the Rajowal police post in-charge was on patrolling duty with his team when he received information that a man had been shot at and injured during a dacoity near Head Kharal Kalan. The team rushed to the spot and found a man lying injured, who introduced himself as Muhammad Boota, a resident of Jhugian Azeem Kharal.

On the other hand, the man managed to get the incident viral on social media. However, police suspected the entire shooting episode while resisting a robbery was fake.

During investigation, Boota was unable to corroborate his claims and later admitted to shooting himself to implicate his rivals in the case.

According to the FIR, police first got him treated from a hospital and later on searching, found an illegal weapon in his possession. On the report of Sub-Inspector Ijaz Riaz, a case against Boota was registered at Hujra Shah Muqeem police station under sections 427, 337-H, 29-D of The Telegraph Act 1885, Section 2(a) of The Punjab Arms Amendment Ordinance 2015 and Section 13 of The Punjab Arms Ordinance 1965.

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