Srinagar, Apr 13: Srinagar police on Friday busted a gang of burglars and recovered the stolen property from them.
A police spokesman said that during a special development Police Station Safakadal and MR Gunj busted a gang of burglars who were on the prowl to loot jewellery and other precious belongings from the ladies and old age people in different areas of Srinagar city and it’s outskirts.
During a press conference, SDPO MR Gunj and S M Shafi-JKPS said that on 27th of March 2018, a lady from Bagh-I-Nandsingh Chattabal was on way to Batamaloo for some purchasing but on reaching near Poultry Farm near her home she was obstructed by two unknown persons who robbed off some gold jewellery items which she was wearing at that time, two kid’s cloth sets and cash of Rs 5000.
The spokesman added that lady cried for help and some by-passers chased the burglars and apprehended them and handed over them to Police Post Bagiyas. The burglars were identified as Altaf Ahmad Sheikh, son of Jabbar Sheikh and Shahrukh Ahmad Sheikh, son of Hussain Sheikh, both residents of Dewan Bagh Baramulla. On frisking them one gold ring, one pair of earrings, one silver ring and two sets of kid’s clothes were confiscated from them.
On this regard, a case FIR number 33/2018, U/S 392 RPC has been registered at PS Safakadal and investigation was set into motion.
The spokesman further said that during further investigations, it was found that both these burglars were wanted in case FIR number 126/2017, U/S 392, 411 RPC Police Station Safakadal on the basis of analysis of a video footage of 2017 regarding robbing of jewellery from the possession of an old age lady at Chattabal area. Both these burglars were identified to be involved in the said incident.
During further disclosures by these burglars stolen gold jewellery has been recovered from a gold shop at Baramulla which includes two numbers of gold garlands, four pairs of gold earrings, seven numbers of gold rings and seven numbers of gold bangles. Recipient of stolen property namely Firdous Ahmad Ganaie, son of Gh Nabi, a resident of Baramulla has been arrested in the instant case.
Besides, during the investigation of case FIR No 21/2018, U/S 379 RPC, two thieves namely Shabir Ahmad Gangyal, son of Nazir Ah Gangyal, resident of Rampora Chattabal and Irshad Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Salaam Dar, resident of Chana Check Wanigam Tangmarg were arrested and four mobile phones were recovered from their possession.