On Sunday, the Sindh Police conducted an operation in the Katcha area of Ghotki in interior Sindh, resulting in the recovery of nine drum beaters who were kidnapped by a gang of dacoits for ransom. The recovered victims were members of a drum players group hailing from Chiniot, a district in central Punjab.
The kidnappers had called the group to perform at a wedding function in Ghotki 23 days ago, where they were abducted and held for a heavy ransom. Fortunately, the police were able to rescue the hostages from Andal Sundrani in the Katcha area after a gunfight with the kidnappers, who then fled the scene.
The riverine forests in Sindh and the southern belt of Punjab have long been a haven for bandit gangs involved in kidnappings for ransom and other criminal activities on both banks of the Indus River. These areas are difficult to access, making them a “”no-go area”” for police and other law enforcement agencies.
It is essential to improve the security situation in these regions, as the prevalence of kidnappings for ransom creates a sense of insecurity among the public and undermines the rule of law. The Sindh Police’s recent success in recovering the kidnapped victims is a positive step towards ensuring public safety and cracking down on organized crime.
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