Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday booked a notorious car thief under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in Budgam district.
A statement issued by police said that acting tough against habitual offenders, police in Budgam have booked a notorious and habitual car thief under PSA for his continuous involvement in vehicle theft cases.
“The booked person is the kingpin of vehicle-lifting gangs operating in various districts of J&K, especially in Budgam. There was huge resentment among the public for his involvement in repeated criminal activities of car lifting/theft incidents as such there was every likelihood of turning the said issue of car lifting into law & order problems,” police said.
The accused has been identified as Riyaz Ahmed Rather alias Riyaz Gani a resident of Nasrullahpora Budgam.
Police urged the community members to be aware of such thieves/fraudsters, who steal the vehicles and sell these to innocent gullible people.
People are as such requested not to purchase vehicles without verifying the credentials of vehicle documents and not to fall prey to such fraudsters, who usually sell these vehicles at low rates. Besides, register a complaint to the nearest police station, if any such suspicious or fraudulent activity is noticed, added the statement.