Muhammad Aamir Ali

VEHARI

After two policemen were martyred and one dacoit of Chotu Gang was killed in a shootout, “thousands” of cops from four districts could launched an operation but could not arrest the four members of the gang in even three-days in 113/WB Mitroo.

During the police encounter, Head Constable Arshad Kharal and policeman Karim Hussain were martyred while Khalid alyas Khaldi was killed.

As per result of this police encounter, the operation was carried for three days and the police were called from Khanewal, Multan, Lodhran, Vehari and other districts. There were probably 2,000 policemen with heavy weapons participating in the operation but the four dacoits namely Shafique, Azhar Sindhi, Khalid Kajdani and Mohayudin managed to escape the police siege.

According to the local residents, police had cleared the fields wherefrom the accused had managed to escape in the operation but could not arrest them.

Regional Police Officer Javed Sadiqque told The Nation that the police had arrested five facilitators of the gang namely Imran, Safdar, Shahid, Nawaz, and would arrest the fugitives soon.