When Shah Beg arrived at Chandooka, which is 30 kos west of Bukkur, Sultan Mahomed Khan, the son of Meer Fazil Kookooltash, sent Baba Chochuk Ulkuh to his father, telling him all the circumstances of the country under him (Bukkur). Meer Fazil made this known to Shah Beg, who gave him leave to depart, with 200 horse. So leaving Chandooka, he crossed the river opposite to it. To all the head men of the villages who came to him he gave great encouragement, taking them with him. When he got to Bhiryaloe, Sultan Mahomed proposed going to meet his father, but he, hearing of this, sent word to his son: “On no account put your foot outside the fort; act like a brave man, get into your hands all your enemies, and imprison them in Bukkur.” When Sultan Mahomed Khan was placed in authority over Bukkur, the Soduts (Syuds) became surety for him, and Shah Beg directed that the chief men of the Dharejas should live in the fort; but these, from want of wisdom, broke these orders, and withdrew, and, opening the gate of war, they wished to annoy Mahomed, exerting themselves to get him out of the fort. They ceased paying tribute, and when Mahomed’s men went to them, they were treated with indignity, and sent back again. Collecting many men, they prepared a field of battle near Loree (Roree). At that time Sultan was twelve years of age, and being young and hasty, he wished to go against them; but the Syuds forbade this, and would not permit him to go to fight, giving him encouragement and confidence. The Dharejas twice made great efforts to cross the water to take him, but the Soduts, finding this, stood up to fight, manning the towers and gateways; but the Dharejas did not agree to fight with them.

Meer Fazil arriving near Bukkur, Lalee Muhur, the head man of the Zemindars, with his brethren, came to pay his respects: he received honour. The head men of the Dharejas, being helpless, also came in to him, to such an extent, that on reaching Bukkur there were forty-seven of these with him. Sultan Mahomed received honour by kissing his father’s foot, telling him his grievances, in revenge for which he (Meer Fazil) slew twenty-seven of the Dharejas. When Shah Beg heard that Meer Fazil had reached Bukkur, he quickly started, and halted on the plain near Sukkur. Sultan Mahomed had an interview with him, kissing his feet, and receiving great kindness from him. Kazee Kazin, who, previous to Mahomed coming, had spoken to Shah Beg, now arrived, bringing some of the town’s-people with him. Sultan Mahomed told Shah Beg of the conduct of the Dharejas, on hearing which he turned his face towards Kazee, who said: “This country of Sind becomes inundated, and from the waters many thorns arise: to root these out, it is necessary that you take an axe in your hand.” On hearing this, Shah Beg gave orders for the destruction of the Dharejas, and Mahomed, going to the town, in that night he struck the necks of those people, casting them out from a tower which was called Khoonee Burj (the bloody tower). The following morning, taking the Syuds with him, he went to Shah Beg, obtaining an audience for them, speaking to him favourably of their good will. Shah Beg, on hearing this, addressed them kindly, asking after their families, and giving them honour. When the assembly broke up, he called Mahomed on one side, asking him about these Syuds. He repeated what he had said, adding that although well-wishers, still it was not proper that so many of one caste should remain in the fort. Shah Beg laughed at this, saying he had given a good recommendation for them. He then sent word to these Sodats by Humza Beg, that the Moguls had all brought their families with them, and that these must be placed in the fort; that it was necessary, therefore, that all the Syuds should go and live in one or two of the largest houses, and that all the other buildings must be given up to them. The Syuds did not see fit to remain in the fort, making it known to Shah Beg that they would leave it, to which he agreed, giving them ground in Roree to build upon.

The Syuds are inhabitants there to this very day.