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Notorious Katcha dacoit gunned down in encounter with Khairpur police

By News Desk

May 9, 2024 11:23 AM


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Notorious dacoit Azhar Shah, considered a symbol of terror in interior Sindh, was gunned down in a police encounter in Katcha area of Khairpur, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

According to police sources, encounter between police and robbers was took place in Katcha area of Faiz Muhammad Bandu police station limits in which one robber was killed while his accomplice escaped.

Police sources further said that yesterday morning dacoits attacked and killed 2 villagers near Khairpur.

When the police chased the robbers, an encounter took place at Rakha Landhiyan, in which one robber was killed, police sources said.

The killed robber was identified as Soomer Shah alias Azhar Shah, police sources said

The dead bandit was involved in kidnapping for ransom, murder, highway robberies, terrorism and other serious crimes, police sources added.

Police said, unlicensed weapons including Kalashnikov and bullets were recovered from the possession of the killed robber.

Reporter: Waqar Hussain Mangi


News Desk


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