Police have halted operation against Chotu gang in Kacha Jamal area after a station house officer (SHO) among seven were killed while at least twenty five taken hostage. However, the security agencies have besieged the criminals in Kacha Jamal after the operation. The criminals have handed over bodies of five personnel martyred.
When situation became tough for the policemen, army was called in to take action in the troubled area. At least 150 military parachutists landed in Kacha area while a contingent of another 500 reached the troubled areas by road to participate in operation against Chotu gang on Friday.
According to the media reports police personnel deployed in the area consider the Punjab IG and DPOs responsible for the death of their fellows. Because they consider that operation was decided in haste and without proper planning. Police advanced from one side only rather than surrounding the gangsters from all sides. Police force not only has poor training but also lack of advanced weapons. On the other side Chotoo gang has lots of modern weaponry much better than the police have.
After failure of police, it is being said that Elite force of police were unable to succeed in the operation because they spend their prime service time in VIP protection. It is pertinent to mention that CH Punjab has said in the past that Punjab police did not need additional help from the Rangers or the military to ‘cleanse’ terrorism from his province.
Failure of police should be termed as failure of Punjab government as once again; the military has been called in to do the civilian government’s job.
After failure of police, army has been called in to do civilian government’s job.