DERA GHAZI KHAN:
Three alleged robbers were killed in a police encounter in Sakhi Sarwar area of Dera Ghazi Khan on Wednesday.
Intense exchange of fire between suspected members of the Ladi robbers’ gang and police resulted in the killing of the robbers during the encounter.
The slain robbers were wanted by police in various districts for murder, kidnapping and robbery incidents. Rocket launchers and hand grenades were also seized.
A case was registered in Sakhi Sarwar police station.
As per details obtained by The Express Tribune, Saddar DSP Meher Nasir Sial and his team received information that the suspected robbers belonging to Kachhi area were reaching Dera Ghazi Khan to commit robbery crimes near Tarti Rori Rojani Road in Sakhi Sarwar area.
These suspects, allegedly part of the Ladi gang were on their way when the police team approached them at Sakhi Sarwar.
After seeing the police team, the armed suspects who were seated on the rear seats of the vehicle, opened fire on the force.
In response, the Sakhi Sarwar police personnel were called to the area after which police opened retaliatory fire.
As a result of the police encounter, three suspected robbers identified as Akhtar alias Akhtar Mamdani, Sajjad alias Saji Gurchani and Shabbir Nokani were killed. During the exchange of fire between police and the suspects, the accomplices of the deceased suspects took advantage of the darkness and fled from the crime scene.
Police teams were then tasked to conduct raids to arrest the remaining suspects.
According to the police report, a large quantity of weapons including rocket launchers, four rockets and hand grenades were also seized from the possession of the three deceasedd robbers.
The RPO directed action to immediately arrest the five fugitives including Haroon, Ramzan, Majid, Rasheed and Tariq. “The crackdown against these robbers must continue until all such criminal elements are eliminated.”
Meanwhile, Sakhi Sarwar police had registered a case against eight suspected robbers under various provisions including firing on police party and anti-terrorism.
The bodies of the three slain robbers were handed over to their heirs after postmortem.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 4th, 2021.
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