77 rob­bers ar­rested, huge cache of arms re­cov­ered

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

RAHIM YAR KHAN—As many as 77 rob­bers were ar­rested and huge cache of arms re­cov­ered in Rahim Yar Khan dur­ing last two weeks. This was stated by Dis­trict Po­lice Of­fi­cer (DPO) Rahim Yar Khan Zee­shan As­ghar while ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence here on Wed­nes­day.

DPO Zee­shan As­ghar said that sev­eral teams of po­lice con­tin­ued raids and search oper­a­tions against out­laws in Machka, Zahir Peer and sur­round­ing ar­eas of Rahim Yar Khan dur­ing past two weeks.

He said be­sides ar­rest­ing 77 wanted rob­bers, the po­lice re­cov­ered arms in­clud­ing 27 Kalash­nikovs, 7 ri­fles, 8 pis­tols, sev­eral guns and thou­sands of rounds. The detainees were be­ing in­ter­ro­gated at dif­fer­ent po- lice sta­tions of the dis­trict af­ter reg­is­ter­ing cases against them, he added. DPO Zee­shan As­ghar re­it­er­ated re­solve that po­lice will con­tinue oper­a­tions against out­laws to free the Rahim Yar dis­trict of crimes and crim­i­nals.

Mean­while, the po­lice busted 14-mem­bers of a gang of rob­bers and three po­lice­men were in­jured in fire ex­change here on Wed­nes­day. Dis­trict Po­lice Of­fi­cer (DPO) Mub­bashir Maikan said that the po­lice on tip-off con­ducted op­er­a­tion against rob­ber gang in­volved in com­mit­ting da­coities and de­priv­ing cit­i­zen of be­long­ings of the cit­i­zens be­sides sup­ply­ing arms, pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion to rob­bers of Chottu Gang in Bag­gar G Kac­cha area of Ra­jan­pur. —DNA

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