Gang of highway robbers busted in Srinagar, three arrested: Police

Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of thieves who involved in highway robbery and house breaking.

A police spokesman in a statement said that in a major breakthrough busted gang involved in highway robbery and house breaking. Three accused have been arrested and stolen property worth lacs has also been recovered.

“On receipt of several complaints about highway robbery and house breaking incidents, a special team was constituted under the supervision of SDPO Sadder Dr Azhar Rashid-JKPS to investigate the incidents,” said the spokesman.

“During the course of investigation, officers were able to identify the accused persons involved in extorting money, committing thefts and masquerading as gunmen with dummy guns,” he said.

“The arrested persons have been identified as Sahil Ahmad Shah son of Mohd Aslam Shah, Javaid Ahmad Shah and Imran Ahmad Shah sons of Gh Mohd Shah all residents of Manganwaij Kanipora Srinagar,” he added.

He said that when the officers spoke to them, they learnt about their involvement in already registered FIRs regarding highway robbery and thefts. On their disclosure Maurti Car, TV, refrigerators, washing machine, gas cylinders, cooking gas stoves, crockery, electronic goods, vehicle batteries and 31 mobile phones were recovered.

“The gadgets used by this gang for house breaking/robbery were also recovered. Further investigation in this regard is in progress,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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