Modern weaponry, equipment ready for grand operation in riverine areas: Larkana Police.

SUKKUR -- The committee formed to enlist the types and number of weapons, equipment and technology required by the SindhPunjab police force to launch a 'grand joint operation' in the gang-infested riverine area of Kandhkot-Kashmore, Ghotki and Shikarpur districts has finalised its report and is likely to submit it to the Sindh IG. The committee - comprising Larkana DIG Mazhar Nawaz Sheikh (head), Hyderabad DIG Pir Mohammad Shah an SSP Amjad Ali Sheikh; Kashmore SSP Zubair Sheikh, AIG Logistic, DIG telecommunication and other senior police officials - was formed on a directive of Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in the wake of a fierce gun battle in the Raunti area of Ghotki district in which a DSP, two SHOs and two personnel were martyred by a huge gang of heavily armed outlaws on Nov 6. Several other policemen were wounded in the ensuing battle. It was stated that around 150 outlaws - members of different gangs of dacoits - had attacked a police camp set up in Raunti to check their movement and recover some hostages held by them.

According to the police, the attackers had fired scores rockets and other...

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