SHIKARPUR: A deputy superintendent of police (DSP) was killed in an encounter with dacoits in ‘katcha’ area of Shikarpur.
According to the details, a police party headed by DSP Rao Shafiullah, on a tip-off, reached in Garhi Taigho area of Shikarpur to recover five kidnapped artists, inclining Sindhi folk singer Nabi Bux Chandio, better known by his alias, Jigar Jalal.
On seeing the police party heading towards their hideouts, the dacoits started firing on policemen who also returned fire. In exchange of fire, DSP Rao Shafiullah was killed while two dacoits were also reportedly injured.
After the incident, heavy contingents of police have reached in the area and launched a large-scale operation against the dacoits.