On Sunday, the Punjab Police conducted a “grand operation” in the Katcha area (a riverside region) of Rahim Yar Khan, resulting in the death of one dacoit and the arrest of six others after an exchange of gunfire. During the operation, dacoits attacked police and fired at the Punjab Inspector-General of Police Dr Usman Anwar and District Police Officer (DPO) Rizwan Umar Gondal, injuring one head constable in the process.
The operation was carried out under the supervision of Punjab IG, accompanied by Regional Police Officer (RPO) Bahawalpur Rai Babar Saeed and DPO Rahim Yar Khan. IG Anwar stated that police checkpoints across the riverine area have been fully restored, and an intelligence-based operation against the dacoits is ongoing. He added that an exchange of fire between the police and dacoits is still ongoing.
Punjab police chief also informed that a contingent of 2,000 police personnel has been sent to the operation’s site from Punjab, bringing the total number of personnel involved in the operation to 11,000. The Sindh Police have also initiated action in their respective areas.
According to Dr Anwar, the police have advanced towards the hinterlands, and he pledged to completely eradicate the hideouts of criminals from the Katcha areas and restore the state and law’s writ. He also noted that the morale and enthusiasm of policemen are high and that modern weapons and armoured vehicles will be used in the operation.
The operation aims to permanently eradicate anti-social elements from the area and bring peace and security to the region. With the involvement of a large number of personnel and modern equipment, the Punjab Police hopes to restore the rule of law and rid the area of criminals.
In summary, the Punjab Police conducted a “grand operation” in the Katcha area of Rahim Yar Khan, resulting in the death of one dacoit and the arrest of six others. The operation involved 11,000 personnel, including a contingent of 2,000 police officers from Punjab, and is aimed at eradicating anti-social elements from the area and restoring the rule of law. The police have advanced towards the hinterlands, and modern weapons and armoured vehicles will be used in the operation.