Muzaffargarh Police is in the process of implementing an effective and multipronged 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. Muzaffargarh Police 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
Muzaffargarh Police has arrested several notorious and most wanted car lifters in recent operations with the support of the Anti-Vehicle theft team. These offenders have confessed of lifting vehicles from various districts of Punjab including DG Khan, Layyah, Rajanpur, Bhakkar, Bahawalpur and Muzaffargarh. While most of these cars were smuggled to the province of Baluchistan and KPK, a few of them were being sold and used locally. Vehicle laboratory tests were performed on these cars to decipher the original chassis/VIN numbers and identify the owners. Vehicles were also handed over to their actual owners during joint press conferences at Police Lines Muzaffargarh.