SINAGAR: Police on Saturday claimed to have cracked the inter-district burglary case by arresting three of its members in Srinagar city.
Taking a serious note of incident of theft, Superintendent of Police Rayees Bhat said that a special investigation team of police was constituted to keep a vigil on the sensitive areas. The SIT worked very hard and busted a three member inter-district gang.
During the course of action, a group of suspicious youth were arrested who had been visiting the area suspiciously, he said.
During interrogation they revealed that they were part of a gang of thieves
Those arrested were identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Qadir Dar resident of Narain Bagh, Ganderbal, Ghulam Ahmad Dar @ Amma Dar son of Mohammad Subhan Dar resident of Gund Roshan, Ganderbal and Ghulam Hassan Bhat @ Hannas Bengali son of Mohammad Sultan Bhat resident of Saidpora Eidgah.
According to SP Hazratbal while interacting with the respectable of Hazratbal area including the people whose house were burgled said that Srinagar police recovered stolen valuables including jewelry, Pashmina shawls and electronic goods worth about 25 lacs after busting an inter-District burglary gang. More than 15 theft cases in Srinagar District alone have been solved with the arrest of the three member gang. He said that besides these recoveries police has also recovered valuables worth 11 lacs that were stolen from by the gang from Nowgam area of the city suburbs.
Handing over the recovered Jewelry, Pashmina shawls and electronic to their lawful owners, SP Hazratbal said that it gives him immense pleasure to return back the stolen valuables to their owners.
While appreciating the members of the SIT especially ASI Abdul Majid for doing a commendable job, SP said these achievements imbue a sense of security among the people. He further stated that police needs cooperation of public to keep a check on criminal elements in our society and requested that they should inform the police if they find any suspicious movements in their areas. He said some recoveries from the gang like Pashmina Shawls, electronic items and gas cylinders etc are still lying with the police as no claims for them have been received by his office. He requested the public that if any person knows the lawful owner of these items may please contact Hazratbal police for authentication of the claims.
Giving further details SP Hazratbal said that a Special Investigation Tem (SIT) headed by SDPO Hazratbal was constituted by SSP Srinagar after a series of theft cases were reported in Hazratbal area.
The burglars revealed that they would carefully recced the target houses during day time and observe movement of inmates for two or three days before striking the house for committing thefts. In some of the cases, the kingpin of the gang revealed that they would hire a rented accommodation close to the target house a month prior to commission of offence. Bases on the inputs gathered, they used to decide the time of theft, whether to strike during day or night.
SP Hazratbal impressed upon the public that they should inform the police if they find any suspicious movements in their areas.
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