Lahore, May 29, 2023 (PPI-OT): On the orders of Inspector General Police Punjab Dr. Usman Anwar, the operation of the police teams against the criminal elements of Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur Katcha area continued on the 51st day and the Rajanpur police achieved significant success and cleared more than 80 percent of Katcha area. Likewise, 80 percent area has been cleared of and writ of state and law and order has been established.
IG Punjab directed that the fugitive criminals should be arrested by speeding up the targeted operations and punishments should be meted out according to the legal requirements. Dr. Usman Anwar said that intelligence-based operations should be continued for complete suppression of Katcha criminals and operations should be speeded up to suppress dacoits, organized gangs by the help of police pickets created in cleared areas.
Spokesman of Punjab Police said that Rajanpur Police killed 7 robbers in the operation, 43 dacoits including 25 dacoits who surrendered were arrested while 9 hostages have been safely rescued from the custody of the robbers.
The spokesman of the Punjab Police further said that after the fierce exchange of fire in Chak Kupra, control of the area has been gained by destroying the hideouts of bandits in Bahram Mor and Basti Zamkandi and in Chak Kupra. Likewise, Shaban Khambra and Qalu Bangiani have been arrested by the police and 02 more police pickets have been set up at the ambush sites.
The Spokesperson of Punjab Police further said that there are reports of injuries of several robbers who escaped from the area. DPO Rajanpur Nasir Syal said that the ambush sites of Mujib Lund, the leader of the Lund gang involved in kidnapping for ransom, theft, robbery, and dacoity have been surrounded in Chak Kupra.
The said accused is wanted by the police of Rajanpur and other districts in serious crimes including robbery, theft, dacoity and kidnapping for ransom. RPO Captain Retired Sajjad Hasan Khan said that in view of the fierce resistance of the robbers and terrorists, more modern police forces equipped with modern weapons have reached Chak Kupra and the area was completely surrounded and blockaded to prevent the escape of the dacoits. The roads have been blocked. RPO Dera Ghazi Khan said that as per the decided strategy, the dacoits are being cornered by advancing and repelling them in the area of Katcha Kupra. Moreover, as per the orders of IG Punjab regarding Katcha, the dacoits would be completely eliminated.
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