Dacoits storm police camp in Ghutki; martyr 5 cops including DSP, 2 SHOs

Another unidentified person also dead: Dacoits make SHO and some other police officials hostage: Police set up camp in Kuccha area of Ronti to recover three abductees: Outlaws used sophisticated weapons: Large number of police reach venue as operation against bandits underway: Sindh CM takes notice of incident, seeks report, orders forceful operation against dacoits: Funeral prayers of martyr police officials performed

By: 24 News
Published: 08:49 AM, 6 Nov, 2022
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A party of dacoits launched an attack on a police camp in Kuchha area of Ronti in Ghotki in which five police officials including DSP Obaro and two SHOs were martyred and several other law personnel were injured. Another person also died whose identity has not been revealed as yet, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.

A large contingent of police reached the venue. 

Police operation is still underway in the area.

According to DIG Javed Jiskani, police started an operation against the dacoits in Kuchha area of Ronti and set up their camp over there to recover three people abducted by the dacoits from Ronti road.

Police were carrying out a targeted operation in the area.

Last night, DSP Obaro Abdul Maalik Bhutto, SHO Khenjo Din Muhammad Leghari, SHO Mirpur Mathelo Abdul Maalik Kamangar were present in the camp when more than 150 dacoits stormed the camp and opened fire on the police officials with sophisticated weapons. A trade of fire was ensued between the police and dacoits soon after the attack. 

During the combat with the dacoits, DSP Obaro Maalik Bhutto, SHOs Muhammad Leghari and Maalik Kamangar, cops Jatoi Patafi and Salim Chachar and another identified person embraced martyrdom. The police officials valiantly fought with the outlaws. 

Many other police officials including SHO Ronti got injured during the fight.

The dacoits also took hostage many police officials including SHO Anwar Sher.

There are reports that bandits took three armoured vehicles and 8 other vehicles of police in their possession. 

The injured policemen were shifted to the Tehsil Hospital Obaro from where they were later moved to Sukkur hospital.  

A large force of police has reached the Kuccha area. 

Police have sought help of Rangers. 

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the Ghutki incident in which five police officials were martyred. 

The chief minister summoned a detailed report from the Sindh IG police.

He directed the police authorities to launch a forceful operation against the dacoits. He also appreciated the valour of the policemen who lost their lives today. 

Sindh Chief Secretary Dr Muhammad Sohail expressed his grief over the martyrdom of policemen. He condoled with the families of slain police officials. 

Meanwhile, the funeral prayers of martyred law personnel were performed in the Kuccha area of Ronti. 

A police contingent presented salute to the fallen police officials after their funeral prayers.  

Reporter Mir Zafar