SHIKARPUR: Freshly deployed 200 police commandos in Shikarpur participating in an anti-bandit operation at Garhi Tegho in katcha area.
After transfer of SSP Shikarpur Amir Saud Magsi, ASP Syed Fazil Shah leading the police campaign against the outlaws of the area.
” 200 police commandos freshly deployed in Shikarpur from Karachi have joined the operation”, ASP Fazil Shah said. “Drones and other modern weapons are being used in the drive to clear the area from the criminals,” ASP said.
“The police have destroyed over 220 hideouts of bandits in the area and 10 hostages have been recovered,” ASP Shah said. “Two abducted persons were recovered last night after a shootout with bandits,” police official said.
The police has cordoned off the area and plugged the paths, which could be used by the dacoits for escape. The Sindh Police on Wednesday witnessed a reshuffle following a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in Shikarpur to review the law and order situation.
According to a notification, SSP Shikarpur Saud Magsi and DIG Larkana were removed from their posts over the killings of police officials during the anti-bandit operation in katcha area. SSP Saud Magsi was transferred as SSP Shaheed Benazirabad while SSP Tanveer Hussain Tunio reportedly has been appointed as the new SSP Shikarpur.
What is Katcha Area?
The riverine forests in Sindh and southern belt of Punjab have historically remained a hotbed of bandit gangs involved in kidnappings for ransom and other crimes on both banks of the Indus River.
These areas are inaccessible and virtually a ‘no go area’ for police and other law enforcement agencies. So as, remain an ideal refuge for the fugitives and bandit gangs operating in the region.