Police Solves Theft Case; Recovers Looted Gold, Cash Worth 60 Lakhs


Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday arrested a lady and solved the mystery surrounding the looting of cash and gold worth more than 60 lakhs from a house in Mala Bagh area on the outskirts of Srinagar last Friday. The convict was a known person to the family.

As reported earlier by Kashmir Observer, the cash and gold, according to police, belonged to one Ghulam Jeelani Khan R/O Kokar Bagh Malabagh, Soura. On August 21, Ghulam Jeelani had reported the theft of cash and gold from his house which was safely stored for a wedding scheduled in September.

Meanwhile, the J&K Police had registered an FIR No. 91/2021 U/s 454, 380 IPC in Police station Soura and the investigation was taken up. Acting upon this the SSP Srinagar had constituted a Special Investigation team of police party Ahmednagar led by ASI mohammed Amin along with SHO Soura Police station, Tanvir Ahmad  under supervision of SDPO Hazratbal Shafat Mohammad Najar  and overall supervision of SP Hazratbal Irshad H.Rather.

The investigating police team after sustained efforts including technical and utilising services of FSL 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 by the police.

In a press conference held today, SP Hazratbal, Irshad Hussain Rather said that,  “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.” 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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