Thatta: Police claim killing bandit in ‘encounter’
THATTA: A notorious bandit Saleem Shah was shot dead in an encounter near Belo Bungalow along the River Indus within the jurisdiction of Sujawal police station in the early hours of Thursday. About half a dozen of his accomplices, taking advantage of darkness, escaped. However, not a single policeman received injuries during the encounter. The Senior Superintendent of Police, Thatta, Amjad Shaikh, who led the operation, told this correspondent that the hardened criminal was involved in 13 heinous crimes including kidnapping for ransom, road robberies and dacoities.
He was a sign of terror for people of Daro, Laiqpur, Sujawal, Sujawal and Thatta towns.
People of the district took a sigh of relief with his elimination, he added.
His body was taken to Sujawal Taluka Hospital and after autopsy handed over to relatives.