200 hideouts of dacoits destroyed
Our Correspondent DG Khan, Shikarpur
Law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) continued to make their advances towards members of the Ladi Gang in Dera Ghazi Khan (DG Khan) as the operation has now entered in its final stages on Friday.
A large number of police backed by armoured personnel vehicles from different parts of Punjab have laid siege to the hideouts of dacoits in the area while announcements are being made from loudspeakers, asking the bandits to lay down their arms.
The anti-bandits operation in Shikarpur is underway and the police have burnt down 200 safe havens of dacoits.
Reportedly, the law enforcement authorities on Friday continued their operation against dacoits in Garhi Teghu and the Katcha area of Khanpur. As many as 200 shelter places belonging to bandits were burnt down.
The police have set up their check posts in the troubled areas. The authorities have placed the entire area under curfew for the 6th consecutive day. Residents, who have been advised to stay indoors, chanted slogans in favour of Pakistan and Sindh police.
Commandoes who were called from Karachi have also been participating in the operation. Armored Personnel Carriers were also dispatched to the area. Police have taken all riverine areas under control.
Dacoits who used to occupy this land illegally and harvest their crops, the police have almost cleared this land.
On Thursday, the federal and Sindh governments decided to work in unison to restore peace and security in the province in the wake of fierce attack by bandits on police personnel in the Katcha area.