RAJANPUR: Around 40 members of notorious Chotoo Gang surrendered unconditionally before launching of a grand operation by Pakistan Army in Kacha Area of Tehsil Rojhan Jamali on Friday afternoon.
The gangsters surrendered themselves at picket Yaroo area in Rojhan, police said.
The law enforcement agencies were conducting operation Zarb-i-Ahan in Kacha area against the notorious Chotoo Gang for the last 18 days.
The law enforcement agencies have also regained control of 27 police pickets which were held by the gang members.
DSP Headquarters Ijaz Ahmad told APP that Punjab Inspector General of Police Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera had sought help from Pakistan Army for launching a grand operation against the Chotoo Gang, after the martyrdom of six police personnel including an SHO and 18 others, who were held hostage by the gang.
He said that gangsters were wanted by police in dacoity, ransom and other heinous crimes.
He informed that curfew had also been imposed from 6 pm Fridayto 6 am in the area. He hoped that the forces would arrest the remaining 60 gangsters of Chotoo Gang and get police personnel free which were held hostage by the gang within next few hours.