An anti-terrorism court in Multan on Tuesday (March 12) awarded death sentence on 18 counts to 20 gangsters including the infamous Chhotu Gang leader, Ghulam Rasool Chhotu and his brother, for killing for killing six policemen in Rajanpur Kutcha area in 2016. Further, two of the gang members were given death sentence on 19 counts owing to them being underage.
The other convicts are included , Deen Muhammad, Khalid alias Khaldi, Ishaq alias Bilal, Akram alias Akri, Ghulam Haidar, Hakim, Razzaq, Majid, Nasir, Sher Khan, Jumma alias Bhutta, Rasheed, Behram, Bashir, Abdul Wahid, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, and Hussain Bakhsh.
Easrlier on April 18, 2016, the Pakistan Army and police had launched an operation against Rajanpur gangsters — locally referred to as “Chhotu Gang” — holding police officers as hostages on its island hideout in Punjab. At least six police officers were killed in the battle for the island. A police spokesperson had said those killed were among the 24 hostages.
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17 November, 2019