BAHAWALNAGAR The district police have apparently failed to protect the life and property of the common man and come up to the expectations the masses have pinned on the department. The failure of the police is visible from the rising ratio of crime, especially the incidents of robberies and dacoits. It seems that the district has been ruled by the bandits and dacoits with apparent impunity. According to detail, citizens were deprived of two motorbikes, a bicycle, two cell phones and an amount of about Rs0.3 million in different strikes. The gravity of the situation could be gauged from the fact that seven robbery and theft cases were reported the other day alone. In the first incident unknown robbers snatched a motorbike, a cell phone and cash amounting to Rs48000 from Muhammad Din in the limits of Takht Mahal Police. In another incident, a citizens motorbike was stolen from DHQ Bahawalnagar, while a bicycle was taken away in the remit of the Chishtian City Police. Similarly, bandits took away tube well equipment worth rs30,000 from Donga Bonga, an amount of Rs20,8000 and a cell phone were snatched from Ahmad, son of Munir a local journalist, in the Bahawalnagar City Police precincts. Meanwhile, Moeen along with his accomplices stole cash and cell phone in an incident in Shahzad Nagar. ANTI-POLIO DRIVE ENDS: As many as 3,92,821 children under five year of age were administered polio drops during the three days national campaign for the elimination of polio, carried out in 118 union council of district Bahawalnagar. Briefing about the campaign, District Officer Health (DO-H) Dr Saleem Akhtar said that total population of district Bahawalnagar was about 2.5 million. The District Health Department constituted sub-committees, comprising of 2207 health officials and 1551 lady health workers for carrying out the campaign. Whereas 38 zonal in-charge, 202 area in-charge, 859 mobiles, 59 transit and 126 fixed teams were also formed for the campaign in the district. EDO Health Dr Khalid Majeed supervised the campaign while spokesperson and representative of WHO Dr Shafiq also extended cooperation to make the campaign a success, he added. Mangoes thieves booked: Economic exigency compels people to commit crime and fulfil their tastes. One such humorous but real account surfaced when the Haroonabad Saddar booked some thieves for stealing mangoes. According to detail, Muhammad Munir, a resident 16/1R, reported that he had been deprived of mangoes weighing about 200-kg by mango-lovers. The sweetness of the fruits king forced the accused to satisfy their craving by stealing mangoes. The love of the mangoes has various accounts even in the history but this incident claims strange likeness for the fruit. The police have registered a case of interesting nature.