KHAIRPUR: A proclaimed offender (PO) having head bounty of one million rupees among three hardened criminals were arrested after exchange of fire with police here on Sunday.

The police on a tip-off regarding presence of robbers conducted search operation in suburbs of Khairpur city. The criminals taking shelter in the area upon sight of police started firing and tried to flee which led to an encounter.

The police after minor resistance arrested PO Ghous Bux Jagirani having head money of Rs10,00,000 along with his two accomplices and recovered arms from their possession.

The nabbed PO was wanted by police in more than 20 cases of murder and other severe crimes.