MULTAN: On Friday, Ghulam Rasool, a major suspect of ‘ Chotu Gang ‘ and its five others, were freed by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) over the benefit of doubt.
Ghulam Rasool and his accomplice had been arrested on charges of shooting at police and recovering explosive material such as rocket launchers from their custody.
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In a case reported at Rajanpur Police Station, Mazari goth in 2009, the accused have been declared innocent and released on the benefit of doubt by the ATC judge Masood Arshad.
Earlier in March, the anti-terrorism court Multan convicted at least 20 gangsters including those affiliated with the infamous Chotu gang and were awarded death sentence on charges of killing police officers in 2016.
On April 13, 2016, police had sought assistance from Army and Rangers in the battle against Chotu Gang in the district of Rajanpur following the deaths of six policemen including a station house officer (SHO).
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The Sindh river forests and Punjab’s southern belt remained a hotbed of bandit gangs involved in the kidnapping and other crimes on both Indus River banks.