CCTV footage of the petrol pump incident in which nine people were shot dead near Chowk Mahi in tehsil Sadiqabad, District Rahim Yar Khan, emerged on Wednesday.
This 7-minute video shows that the owner of the oil pump had a dispute with the dacoits who entered the office, and then they opened fire, killing several people on the spot.
Other people can be seen running to save their lives after hearing shots being fired.
Among the nine people killed, eight belonged to the same family and were shot dead by members of the notorious ‘Janu Andarr gang’.
According to Sadiqabad police sources, the Andarr gang has been operating in the katcha areas of the Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan borders. Members of the gang came to Adda Chowk Mahi and shot dead the people on the spot. Those killed were identified as Nazir Ahmed (60), Munawar (30), Zaheer (25), Mohammad Sharif (18), Farooq Ahmed (18), Ghulam Nabi (60), Allah Daad (60), and Pir Bakhsh (45).
After the incident, the bodies and the injured were shifted to THQ Hospital Sadiqabad first, and later on to the Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan. According to Assistant Commissioner Sadiqabad Kaleem Yousaf, one injured man later died in the hospital. Reportedly, the head of the Andarr gang, Janu Andarr, on social media, claimed the murder of eight people, declaring them as informers of the police.
Punjab Additional IGP issued a notice to the police officer in the area and asked him to report. District Police Officer Sadikabad and his team visited the crime scene. Police said another man, Mohammad Raziq, was shot in the leg.
The Sadiqabad police circle team led by DSP Abbas Akhtar and regional police officer Asad Sarfraz arrived at the scene and launched a search operation in the area.
The Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Usman Bouzdar and other IGP Punjab captains (retired) Zafar Iqbal sought a report from RPO Bahawalpur Zubair Ahmed Dareshak. CM has ordered the police to arrest the gang members as soon as possible.
However, no one has been arrested so far.