‘Marriage Broker’ Held For Eight Thefts In City

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SRINAGAR — A man has been arrested for committing eights thefts in different areas of this summer capital city while posing as a marriage broker, police said on Saturday.

Bilal Ahmad Ganie , resident of Chatpora, Pulwama, was  arrested and stolen property including jewellery, laptops and cash worth  approximately 34 lakh rupees were recovered from his possession, a police spokesperson said.

“The individual used to masquerade as a marriage broker. He was involved in eight theft cases registered in Police Stations Shergarhi, Shaheed Gunj, Rajbagh, Sadder and Parimpora over last six months,” a police spokesperson said.

“Earlier several theft incidents were reported from the areas of Srinagar. Accordingly, a special team was constituted by SSP Srinagar Dr M.Haseeb Mughal for the investigation of theft cases. The team included SP City South, SDPO Shaheed Gunj and SHO Shergarhi,” the spokesperson said.

The team investigated the activities Bilal through a series of scientific and human investigative techniques. “Subsequently, police recovered gold jewellery, laptops along with the currencies of several countries from his possession,” the spokesperson said, adding the accused has been taken into custody.

“Complainants are informed to recognize their stolen property and can get it released from Court of law. About six cases of theft have been solved by arresting the said accused. 

A jeweller of Hari Singh High Street area who used to purchase the stolen goods from Ganie too was arrested. The bank account containing the cash obtained after liquidating the stolen items was frozen in accordance with the law and further investigation in the matter is in progress, the SSP said.

 

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