Police Department of District Hafizabad is in the process of implementing an effective and multi-pronged anti cattle-rustling strategy. The Department has recovered many stolen cattle in recent crackdowns. The key features of the recovery strategy are as below:
- preventive detention of rassagirs (patrons)
- publishing a black book of habitual cattle rustlers
- establishing police pickets at all district entry-exit points
- monitoring of transportation of cattle within and outside the district from sunset to sunrise.
In order to make this strategy a success, Police requires an effective participation and feedback from the rural community. Police Department of District Hafizabad understands that Internet is not a very effective medium for reaching out to the people in the villages. We do not intend to employ the traditional and cumbersome method of theekri-pehra (volunteer watchmen) to prevent this crime, which causes great inconvenience to the people.