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April 15, 2016

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Seven members of Chhuto gang killed in operation

Army commandos, helicopters reach Rajanpur

BAHAWALPUR: Seven notorious gangsters of the Chhoto gang, including the son of Ghulam Rasool alias Chhoto, have been shot dead during the operation in Rajanpur and at least 10 others gangsters have been injured.

This was revealed by District Police Officer (DPO) Rahim Yar Khan Zeeshan Asghar in a statement on Thursday. According to DPO Rahim Yar Khan’s spokesman, Chhuto Bakharani’s dacoit son, Majeed Bakharani, along with Faqeer Muhammad, Bahadur, Pahlawan alias Pehloo and Indharr had been shot dead and 10 others were injured while seven of them were critical.

All these dacoits were killed in an ambush in Kachi Jamal Khan organised by the Shaheed SHO of Bangla Achha Muhammad Hanif Ghauri Police Station who although sacrificed his life with his four colleagues but severely damaged the hideout the Chhoto gang. The bodies of the slain cops have been found.

Meanwhile, the army commandos and helicopters reached Rajanpur on Thursday for action against the gangsters. Four injured policemen were also recovered from the custody of the gangsters on Thursday.

DPO Zeeshan Asgher, along with DCO Zafar Iqbal, visited the injured police Jawans and officers admitted in the Sheikh Zayed Hospital and inquired about their health. During their meeting with the injured policemen, the DPO and DCO highly appreciated their courage and said that their sacrifices for the motherland can never be forgotten.

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