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- Thursday, December 19, 2013 - From Print Edition


SUKKUR: Police claimed they arrested on Wednesday a dacoit carrying Rs1 million head money.


Police said they cordoned off the Katcha area of Faiz Muhammad Bhindo after a tip-off and managed to arrest notorious dacoit Koral alias Fauji Rind after an encounter. A Kalashnikov and bullets were recovered from his possession. They said the Khairpur Police were looking for him for his involvement in a number of kidnapping, murder, dacoity, highway robbery cases.


The SSP told the newsmen that the A-Section Police also arrested a gang of motorcycle snatchers including Sabir Ali Sheikh, Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Qalandar Bakhsh Bozdar, Zahid Manghrio, Mazhar Ali Sheikh, Rahib Ali Shahani and recovered eight snatched motorcycles.


Meanwhile, the arrested dacoit told the media persons in the presence of the SSP Khairpur that he had surrendered himself at office of the SSP Khairpur.


Interestingly, sources in police revealed that an influential political figure of the ruling party, who holds the portfolio of a minister, had handed over the dacoit to the SSP on the condition of helping him in cases as his bail was to be granted by courts.