3 Youth Held For ‘Posing As Cops’

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Srinagar: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested three youths who posed as cops and carried out a robbery in Rambagh area of the city.

Burhan Mukhtar Wani, Suhail Ahmad Khan and Sahil Jahingir, all residents of Karfali Mohalla here were arrested by police on the basis of a complaint filed by Nowshad Ali, a resident of West Bengal alleging that three persons impersonating as police officials in civvies intercepted him at Rambagh and threatened him for not wearing the mask in view of Covid-19 protocol before snatching his purse and other valuable items and fleeing from the spot, a police spokesperson said Wednesday.

On the basis of complaint, he said, a case FIR No. 39/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Saddar and investigation was set into motion.

“Acting swiftly on the complaint, a special police team headed by SHO Saddar under the supervision of SDPO Sadder swung into action and arrested the accused persons. All the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Saddar where they remain in custody,” he said.

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