The incidents of dacoity, robbery and snatching have increased manifold over the past few weeks in the district, especially in the city, due to which people feel insecure. In a fresh bout, the dacoits looted valuables including cash and cellphones in two strikes in different part of the district.

Shaheen Akhtar of Amirpura was on the way on a motorbike along with Easyload cards. When he reached Hamdal Chowk, two dacoits held him at gunpoint. They snatched easyload cards worth Rs200,000 from him.

Similarly, Liaquat Ali and his friend Tariq riding a two-wheeler were intercepted by six dacoits who looted Rs14,000 and two cellphones at gunpoint and escaped. The police have registered a case.