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Camel fight stopped after police raid in Muzaffargarh

MUZAFFARGARH: Police on Sunday stopped a camel fight at Lundi Pitafi area of tehsil Jatoi and released water into the arena where the fight was scheduled.

A heavy contingent of the Jatoi Police Station, Shahar Sultan Police Station and Bet Mir Hazaar Khan Police Station held a crackdown on the fight being organised by former MPA of the PML-N.

More than 50 camels had arrived from different parts of Punjab to participate in the fight and millions were expected to gamble on it. Police cordoned off the arena and held a flag march.

SHO Jatoi Abdul Karim Khosa and SHO Bet Mir Hazar Khan Amjad Ali Sial removed the camels from the arena and sent them back.

A camel owner said the fight was stopped as it was being arranged by a PML-N politician while the camel fight had been done in Layyah and Bahawalpur districts by the PTI leaders.

He said that it was a recreation for villagers and there was no gambling involved.

Published in Dawn, January 24th, 2022

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