Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a person involved in several cases of theft in Srinagar district.
A police spokesman in a statement said that after sustained efforts, Srinagar Police arrested one thief identified as Bilal Ahmad Ganie son of Late Ab Aziz Ganie resident of Chatpora, Pulwama and recovered stolen property worth Rs 34 lakh approximately which includes jewellery, laptops and cash from his possession.
“The individual used to masquerade as a marriage broker. He was involved in 8 theft cases registered in Police Stations Shergarhi, Shaheed Gunj, Rajbagh, Sadder and Parimpora since last 6 months,” said the spokesman.
Earlier several theft incidents were reported from the areas of Srinagar. Accordingly, a special team was constituted by SSP Srinagar Dr Haseeb Mughal for the investigation of theft cases. The team included SP City South, SDPO Shaheed Gunj and SHO Shergarhi, he said.
“The team investigated the activities of one suspect namely Bilal Ahmed Ganie through a series of scientific and human investigative techniques. Subsequently, police recovered gold jewellery, laptops along with the currencies of several countries from his possession. He has been taken into custody,” he added.
“Complainants are informed to recognize their stolen property and can get it released from Court of law. About six cases of theft have been solved by arresting the said accused. The receiver of the stolen property, a Jeweller of Hari Singh High Street was also arrested during the course of investigation. The bank account which contains the cash obtained after liquidating the stolen property has also been freezed in accordance with the law. Further investigation in the matter is in progress,” a police spokesman said.