Recovery Strategy


Police department of District Sheikhupura is in the process of implementing an effective and multi-pronged anti cattle-theft 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.


The police department of District Sheikhupura has arrested several notorious and most wanted car lifters in recent operations with the support of the Anti-vehicle lifting cell team. These offenders have confessed of lifting vehicles from various districts of Punjab including Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot and Sheikhupura. While most of these cars were smuggled to the province of 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. A gazette is published regarding stolen/snatched vehicles through CRO Branch to monitor the exercise throughout Punjab Province.