Police, Chotu Gang dialogues underway after 25 taken hostage
RAJANPUR (92 News) – Following the kidnapping of 25 police personnel, the dialogues between Chotu Gang and police are underway in Sonmiyani on Thursday.
The police have suffered heavy loss during the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Aahan against dacoits in Indus River area between Rajanpur and Rahim Yar Khan in which at least six policemen were killed and 10 others injured, while the Chotu gang kidnapped at least 25 policemen including two Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSPs).
Earlier, the dacoits had warned the police officials of killing the hostages if the firing continued.
Sources said with the operation Zarb-e-Aahan entering into 16th day and 1,600 cops taking part in it, only three members of the Chotu Gang has been killed so far, while 15 others injured. “The police launched the operation without concrete planning,” sources added.