Theft of sacrificial animals on the rise

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As Eid al-Azha approaches, Muslim families around the country bring home their animals for sacrificial offerings but the cattle are no exception when it comes to street criminals as recent incidents suggest their thefts are on the rise.

At least four goats brought in for Eid sacrifices in the Gulshan e Iqbal’s Block 1 area have been stolen by unknown men while their keeper said they cost them over Rs400,000.

The street crime incident took place at about 3:30 am last night according to the time stamp on the CCTV footage that has been recovered.

The CCTV footage showed at least two suspects untethering the four goats worth over Rs400,000 from the area they were kept in and taking them away in a burglary bid.

Separately to have happened today, the Sindh government approved changes to police rules, barring the authorities from making any arrests after registration of the first information report (FIR).

According to details, the provincial cabinet approved changes to section 26 of the Police Rules.

“The police will not be able to arrest the suspects after being named in the FIR,” the cabinet was told in a briefing that further added that police would only make arrest after taking prior permission of the arrest, following gathering of evidence in the case.

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