Six killed, 51 arrested in riverine area – 06 May 2023
A huge amount of arms and ammunition recovered from the hideouts were completely destroyed
The Katcha Operation continued on the 27th day with targeted operations in which the Punjab Police have arrested 51 criminals and killed six, while five have surrendered.
RPO Dera Ghazi Khan Captain (retd) Sajjad Hasan Khan said that police squads demolished the hideout of Ataullah Pat, the criminal with a Rs2 million head bounty, and took control of the most important parts of Katcha Imrani.
Similarly, after intense resistance and exchange of fire, the camps of Moj Ali, the dacoit with Rs2 million head bounty, Sabz Ali, the dacoit with an Rs8,000 head bounty, and the notorious Katcha criminal Waqari Qaisrani were also destroyed.
A huge amount of arms and ammunition recovered from the hideouts were completely destroyed.
The organised network of Patt gang and Imrani gang involved in kidnapping for ransom, banditry, robbery, arms smuggling, murder, and attempted murder from the area was completely eliminated, and the hideouts of Attaullah Patt and Basti Chandia, Basti Qaisrani, and Basti Pat were also completely eliminated.
Furthermore, the rule of law and the writ of the state have been restored by establishing four new police pickets.
The spokesman of the Punjab Police said that Rahim Yar Khan Police has cleared most of the Katcha area, including Karachi Katcha, from criminals.