MORO: Police claimed to have killed two notorious bandits, Piaro Machhi and Irfan Jatoi, arrested their five accomplices and recovered an abductee near here on Wednesday.
On a tip-off, a heavy contingent of police headed by SPs of Naushehro Feroz, Shaheed Benazirabad and Matiari districts raided Habibullah Lashari village near Bandhi Road Timorr to arrest a gang of bandits and recover abducted government officer Ghulam Shabir Shaikh from their possession.
During raid, police warned the bandits to surrender, but they opened fire on them, triggering encounter. Police also retaliated the fire. After crossfire for about two hours, two bandits Piaro Machhi and Irfan Jatoi were killed.
The police arrested five accomplices of the killed bandits and recovered abducted official Ghulam Shabbir Shaikh from their possession. They also recovered weapons from their possession.
The bodies of the bandits were brought to Civil Hospital Moro. Police have shifted arrested accomplices of the killed bandits to an unknown destination for investigation.
Officer Ghulam Shabir Shaikh was abducted by the bandits 20 days back from National Highway at Shahpur Jahanian. The bandits had demanded Rs 50 million ransom for the safe release of Shabbir Shaikh.