7 abducted policemen rescued in Rajanpur operation

Seven policemen, who were kidnapped in Rajanpur’s Rojhan tehsil by a group of bandits on Sunday, were rescued on Monday morning after a successful police operation. Punjab police official said.

According to Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Bangla Ichha Ramiz Bokhari, the police operation started late Sunday in the riverine area of the tehsil for the safe recovery of the abducted officers, while the kidnappers manged to escape having the advantage of darkness.

The police officers included Luqman, Zeeshan, Sabir, Shakir, Jamshed, Safdar and Muzammil, were kidnapped while on a boat patrol on Sunday afternoon allegedly by dacoits with ties to the Attaullah Pat gang who are believed to have hidden in the sugarcane fields surrounding the area.

According to the head of Patt gang Attaullah, the officers were released in an exchange of his two sons whereas the police said that they recovered the abductees during a heavy operation.

An extensive combing operation had been carried out in Rajanpur against the Chotoo gang by security forces in 2016 and most of the outlaws were wiped out.