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Seven dacoits killed in ‘encounter’

By Correspondent 2016-07-20
RAHIM YAR KHAN: Police claimed on Tuesday to have killed seven dacoits in an ‘encounter’ at Mahi Chowk near Bhong in Sadiqabad tehsil.

The dacoits were members of Indhar gang operating in border areas of Punjab and Sindh. Gang leader Khanu Indhar was also among the dead, while 10 other gang members managed their escape.

According to a police spokesman, law-enforcement agencies had been chasing the dacoits for the last three days. He said police teams of Sadiqabad, Ahmedpur Lamma, Kot Sabzal and Bhong participated in the operation.

According to police, these dacoits were involved in heinous crimes, including kidnap for ransom, murder, robbery and vehicle snatching. Their bodies were shifted to Kot Sabzal police station.

According to APP, six of the dead were identified as Khan Mohammad Khanu (ringleader), Nadir, Lalu, Sanuallah, Saghir and Mahdo.