Woman Arrested, Looted Gold; Cash Worth Rs 60 Lakh Recovered
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday cracked the sensational Malabagh burglary case by a arresting a woman and recovering stolen cash and jewellery worth Rs 60 lakhs.
The arrest of accused woman comes a day after Kashmir Observer reported the sensational daylight burglary at the house of Ghulam Jeelani Khan in Malabagh, Soura when nobody was at home as the family had gone to Khyber Hospital for some medical treatment. The robbers had barged into the house between 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm on Friday.
On August 21, Khan had reported the theft of cash and gold from his house which was safely stored for a wedding scheduled next month. Acting swiftly, police filed a case FIR No. 91/2021 U/s 454, 380 IPC at the Police station Soura and a special investigation team (SIT) was formed to probe the case.
Meanwhile, in a press conference held Monday, Superintendent of Police (SP) Hazratbal, Irshad Hussain Rather said that the after sustained efforts including technical and utilising services of FSL, the investigating team zeroed on one suspect lady and during sustained questioning the accused confessed her involvement in commission of the theft and on her disclosure the spoils of the loot were recovered,
“The arrested person has confessed to her crime and a team from Soura Police Station has also recovered the looted cash and gold worth approximately 60 to 70 lakhs,” Rather said.
The SP also appealed to people to make use of CCTV Cameras at home for added safety.
Locals of the area have applauded the efforts of the Srinagar Police for a commendable feat of solving the crime within 48 hours. The investigation is still ongoing to ascertain the possible involvement of other suspects.
The Police is ensuring that the recovered items be handed back to the owners after due process.
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