SRINAGAR Police arrested eight thieves and a contractor who they would sell the stolen goods from posh Rajbagh area of the city.
Stolen goods worth lacs of rupees was recovered by police, which had been stolen from various parts of Srinagar City.
Community members from Rajbagh area had recently complained to local Police Station about such criminal activities. Police had intensified patrolling and night checking in the area.
Last night while patrolling the area, 8 thieves were arrested and taken to police station where they remain in custody.
During questioning, the accused persons disclosed their hideout where they had dumped all the stolen goods. Officers from the local police unit have seized the stolen items which include geysers, cooking utensils, copperware, blankets, TVs and other house hold items.
During the course of investigation, police also arrested a contractor who has dealings in stolen property linked to this crime. Investigation is going on to identify the other persons involved in these criminal offences, police spokesman said.
Usually People move out of Kashmir valley in winters locking their houses.
"General public is asked to install CCTV cameras and not to leave their houses unattended while moving out of valley during winters"- Police
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