Telegram: Request from Kashmir
Law and Order (pp. 517-518) . . . Robbery of revolvers and guns from the Police, mail robberies, thefts of agricultural produce, cattle and sheep, cloth and cash and gold and jewels were the usual infl ictions of organized dacoity [robbery gangs] in this district. In recent years, however, the district seems to be comparatively free from these offences although the famine year of 1951 witnessed their incidence at its worst.