Gilgit, April 11: Eight outlaws have surrendered and handed themselves over to the GB Police in the Tangir Valley of Diamer District.
According to details shared by Police sources, the outlaws were required in cases ranging from murder, attempted murder, robbery and other offences and cases were registered against them in police stations of Jaglote and Tangir valley. The arrested outlaws were identified as Riaz, Rehmat Wali, Rehmat Khan, Shah Alam, Altaf and Saeed Ullah.
The GB Police and GB Scouts, aided by Frontier Constabulary, are conducting a targeted operation in the Tangir Valley in an effort to arrest the militants who had killed a DSP and his guard last week.
Houses and hideouts of some of the people believed to be behind the attack were demolished by the forces.
The Inspector General of Police, Usman Zakaria, has hailed the elders of Darel valley for helping the police in getting to the outlaws who had been living in the region for a long time. He urged the elders of Tangir valley to support the forces in reaching to the criminals, who have reportedly taken shelter on high mountains in the region.
Resentment over destruction of houses
Meanwhile, the destruction of houses of alleged miscreants in Tangir Valley of Diamer District has been condemned by journalists, youth activists and political and social leaders of Gilgit-Baltistan. Several messages condemning the demolition of houses were posted on different social media groups, asking the forces to not deprive the women, children and elderly of shelter.