LAHORE: Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has asserted that Chotu gang would either drop weapons or be put an end to within the coming 24 hours to 48 hours.
While talking to the media outside Punjab Assembly, the Law Minister said that the government would support as many operations to neutralize criminal gangs as needed.
The gang would not be given a window to abscond or escape the forces at any cost, he added. He said that army is there to provide backup support in the operation. He cleared policy of the political and military leadership that no demands of such gangs would be entertained.
Sanaullah said that a joint press conference would be arranged once the operation concludes.
The minister said that it was police’s prerogative to give details about the operation or kept them under the wraps, following the protocol. However, he said that vanguard comprises of police, Rangers are following while army is providing backup support.
Operation against the criminals in Kacha Jamal and surrounding Kacha areas was halted after 24 police were taken hostage while seven killed including a station house officer (SHO).
The Law Minister said that the operation is being organised once again and was hopeful about law enforcement agencies’ positive development in the matter.
However, Opposition in the Punjab Assembly has demanded the government to step down after the failed Chotu gang episode.