Srinagar police hands over stolen valuables to lawful owners

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Srinagar police Saturday handed over the stolen jewelry, Pashmina shawls and electronic goods worth over Rs 25 lacs to their lawful owners that were recovered from an inter-district gang of burglars in a function that was held in Hazratbal, Srinagar.

SP Hazratbal Rayees Bhat while interacting with the respectable of Hazratbal area including the people whose house were burgled said that Srinagar police recovered stolen valuables including jewelry, Pashmina shawls and electronic goods worth about 25 lacs after busting an inter-District burglary gang.

More than 15 theft cases in Srinagar District alone have been solved with the arrest of the three member gang. He said that besides these recoveries police has also recovered valuables worth Rs 11 lacs that were stolen from by the gang from Nowgam area of the city suburbs.

Handing over the recovered Jewelry, Pashmina shawls and electronic to their lawful owners, SP Hazratbal Rayees Ahmad said that it gives him immense pleasure to return back the stolen valuables to their owners.

While appreciating the members of the SIT especially ASI Abdul Majid for doing a ‘commendable’ job, SP said these achievements imbue a sense of security among the people. SP Hazratbal further stated that police needs cooperation of public to keep a check on criminal elements in our society and requested that they should inform the police if they find any suspicious movements in their areas.

He said some recoveries from the gang like Pashmina Shawls, electronic items and gas cylinders etc are still lying with the police as no claims for them have been received by his office. He requested the public that if any person knows the lawful owner of these items may please contact Hazratbal police for authentication of the claims.

Giving further details SP Hazratbal said that a Special Investigation Tem (SIT) headed by SDPO Hazratbal was constituted by SSP Srinagar after a series of theft cases were reported in Hazratbal area.

The SIT busted a three member inter-district gang. All the burglars Mushtaq Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Qadir Dar resident of Narain Bagh, Ganderbal, Ghulam Ahmad Dar @ Amma Dar son of Mohammad Subhan Dar resident of Gund Roshan, Ganderbal and Ghulam Hassan Bhat @ Hannas Bengali son of Mohammad Sultan Bhat resident of Saidpora Eidgah.

The burglars revealed that they would carefully receded the target houses during day time and observe movement of inmates for two or three days before striking the house for committing thefts.

“In some of the cases, the kingpin of the gang revealed that they would hire a rented accommodation close to the target house a month prior to commission of offence,” the police statement informed. “Bases on the inputs gathered, they used to decide the time of theft, whether to strike during day or night.”

SP Hazratbal impressed upon the public that they should inform the police if they find any suspicious movements in their areas.

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