SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday said it solved a burglary case by arresting three persons involved in the crime.
A police spokesman in a statement said, on October 18, 2020, Police Station Batamaloo received a written complaint from Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat resident of Iqbal Abad Batamaloo stating therein that some unknown burglars have broke into his warehouse located at Iqbal Abad opposite Degree Collage Bemina during the intervening night of October 17/18, 2020 and have stolen different brands of cigarettes worth lacs of rupees from the warehouse.
The spokesman said that accordingly, a case FIR No 145/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered and an investigation was set into motion.
“During the course of the investigation, the scene of the crime was inspected and statements of witnesses were recorded. Besides, using the modern gadgets of investigation, a suspect identified as Muzaffar Ahamd Dar resident of Hanjivera Reshipora Pattan was called for questioning,” said the spokesman.
“During questioning, the suspect revealed his involvement and his two accomplices who have been identified as Imran Hussain Mir resident of Kakarpora Mirgund Pattan Baramulla and Gulshan Abass @Hashim @Lala resident of Gund Hassibhat Parimpora Srinagar. He further revealed that his accomplices conducted reconnaissance of the warehouse earlier in the day and accordingly planned the burglary,” he said.
“On his disclosure, Srinagar police raided different locations and were able to arrest one of his accomplices Imran Hussain Mir while his second accomplice is still at large,” he added
“During further investigation officers also learnt that the arrested duo had a deal with a wholesale shopkeeper identified as Manzoor Ahmad Khanday son of Abdul Gaffar Khanday resident of Narabal Ghat and have sold all the stolen items to him. The stolen items worth about 18 Lac rupees were sold to the shopkeeper for an amount of Rs 5,80,000. Out of the amount, only 1,80,000 rupees were paid to the burglars by the shopkeeper,” said the spokesman.
The spokesman said that accordingly, a team of Srinagar Police raided the shop and recovered the stolen property worth about 18 lacs.
“The investigation is going on and their involvement in other similar nature of cases is also being investigated,” said a police spokesman in a statement.