Cattle Rustling

Traditionally, cattle rustling (theft) has been the main crime of the Region. Previously, cattle rustlers were committing cattle theft by foot or by using horses. "Khoji" (foot-tracker) was the main man who used to assist the Police in detecting the criminals by using the criminal’s foot-prints and patterns. "Thekri-pehra" (volunteer village watchmen) used to work as an effective strategy for prevention of this crime. Now time has changed. Cattle rustlers are mostly armed with lethal weapons. Mostly, they steal but sometimes they snatch on gun-point and take the victims along with as a hostage. Cattle rustler gangs way are ever changing and they enlist criminals from far and wide, like districts of Gujrat, Mandi, Hafizabad, Chiniot, Faisalabad, Sheikhupura and sometimes even from KPK. The extensive networks of farms to market roads provide an excellent mobility for transporting the stolen cattle on trucks. With the changing the way of crime, the strategy of the Police is changing as well.