Crime Branch officials were left startled when an unusual message flashed on their online help service ‘Crime Watch’, which was sent by a farmer seeking their help in tracing his stolen buffalo.
“A farmer from Shajapur district sent a message yesterday night on our online help service ‘Crime Watch’ that his buffalo has been stolen. District police have arrested the thief but the bovine remains untraced,” Crime Branch police additional superintendent of police (ASP) Vinayprakash Paul said on Sunday.
The farmer wrote, “Saheb, you are a big name, help me to get back my buffalo,” the ASP said.
We asked the farmer, whose name is being withheld, to pass on the information, if any, on the place where his buffalo might have been kept, Paul said, they are working with Shajapur police to trace the bovine.
The ASP said “Crime Watch ” linked to WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter was launched in November 2015 to check anti-social activities.
The service has paid off and names of those who pass on information are kept secret, he added.