RAJANPUR: Four police personnel have been killed, nine injured and 16 held hostage by Chotu gang after law enforcement agency entered Kacha Jamal on eleventh day of operation.
Around 150 personnel rowed boats to Kacha Jamal at 3am prompting criminals to open fire.
Reportedly, woodland in Kacha Jamal, gang’s center of operations is making police movement difficult.
1,600 personnel belonging to Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), Rangers, army and Punjab Police have cleared around 70 percent Kacha area while more than 50 check posts have been established.
A control room has also been formed in Rahim Yar Khan whereas Inspector General (IG) Punjab is frequently inspecting all the activities.
Regional Police Officer (RPO) Bhawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan, District Police Officer (DPO) Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur are participating in the operation to encourage security officials.
Earlier on Tuesday, police had sought two gunship copters for aerial operation against the culprits.