The police recently busted two notorious rustler's gangs involved in more than eighteen incidents of cattle lifting across the district and captured their nine members, including kingpin Afzal Gondal and his accomplices Mazhar Gondal, Azhar Gondal, Zafar Gondal, all hailing from Mandi Baha-ud-Din and Sher Gondal of Sargodha wanted to Sadar, Jhal Chakian and Urban Area Police Stations for eleven cases of cattle lifting; second group comprising ring leader Iqbal alias ali of Ajnala and his associates Nawaz Musalli of Rattokala Phullarwan, Sher Faqeer & Meer Faqeer of Yarewala Malakwal wanted to Saddar, Atta Shaheed and Saddar Bhalwal Police Stations in six cases of cattle lifting. The police returned thirty seven animals including buffaloes, cows, bulls, and calves to real owners in a ceremony held at Saddar Police Station.
Earlier Sargodha Police arrested the notorious Fazlu Ranjha Rustler Gang, involved in more than 40 criminal incidents and recovered 56 cattle worth almost Rs.10 million from their possession during a grand crack down across the district. Addressing a press conference at Mela Police Station, Sargodha SSP Muhammad Rizwan said that he had formed a special team headed by SHO Mela, Mehr Muhammad Nazir. He had assigned a specific task to the team for the apprehension of the gang. The SSP said that the ring leader- Fazlu Ranjha was also a proclaimed offender and he had been stealing cattle for the last many years. The investigating team traced the gang and after hectic efforts the police arrested Fazlu Ranjha, Saif Ullah alias Saifu of Pindi Bhattian, Iqbal of District Chiniot and Riaz of Sargodha. During interrogation, 56 cattle were recovered while their two felons are still at large. The SSP said that 42 FIRs had been registered against the accused. He added that the accused used to sell cattle at the cattle markets of various cities. He also said that the police had already busted five rustles gangs during the previous three months and total 105 stolen Cattle have been recovered and handed over to their owners. He further observed that the crackdown would continue till the elimination of the cattle rustlers. The District Coordination Officer, Mr Azmat Mehmud was also present at that ocassion.