Carjackers strike city

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SRINAGAR: Police have sounded alert after carjackers struck twice at different locations in Kashmir. In one of the robbery attempts, the carjackers also managed to flee with a licensed gun in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Official sources told GNS that security was beefed up and check posts were established at many entry and exit points in the town after unknown persons stole a car along with a licensed 12 bore rifle outside Jamia Masjid near the government college.

Station House Officer, Ganderbal, Liyaqet Ahmad said that a Govt Degree College Lecturer, Tariq Ahmad Magray filed a complaint that his car bearing registration number JK04A- 5025 along with a 12 bore rifle was stolen from outside the mosque while he was offering prayers on Friday.

“A case has been registered in this regard and further investigation has been taken up”, he said.

Magray who hails from Sumbal was scheduled to submit the rifle to the Deputy Commissioner office in the district. After the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct the government had as licensed gun holders to submit the weapons.

Carjacker also struck on Saturday evening and beat a man before fleeing with his car from Lawaypoira area of Srinagar city, a police official said.

He said Khursheed Ahmad Dar of Sopore, late evening approached police stating he was manhandled by a group of men and they later ran away with his newly car. “A case under FIR no. 35 /2014 under section 392, 341 RPC has been registered and further investigation taken up”, he said. 

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