SUKKUR: Jacobabad police claimed to have recovered sophisticated weapons and a large amount of ammunition from a vehicle owned by a leader of ruling party and influential chieftain of Shikarpur district, and a police mobile van, which was part of his security detail on Friday.

Sources said that Jacobabad police stopped the chieftain’s private vehicles and police mobile van at by-pass when they were on their way to Shikarpur and searched the vehicles.

To their surprise, the police team found during the vehicles’ search thousands of bullets of different calibers and sophisticated weapons including a light machinegun from the mobile van and the private vehicles.

The sources said that Jacobabad police had arrested seven persons including three police officials and reportedly a son of the chieftain. As the news went viral on social media, this correspondent tried several times to contact Jacobabad SSP Syed Saleem Shah and Larkana DIG to seek their comments on the incident but they neither attended his call nor replied to his audio messages.

Published in Dawn, April 20th, 2024

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