Gang of thieves arrested in Anantnag, stolen property worth lakhs recovered: Police

Anantnag 5 April:In a major success, Anantnag Police busted a gang of thieves active in Anantnag Town and recovered stolen property worth lakhs from their possession.

During investigation of Case FIR No. 113/2021 U/S 457,380 IPC stands registered in Police Station Anantnag. Police busted a gang of thieves namely 1.Aasif Ahmad Malik S/O Ghulam Rasool Malik R/O Old Eidgah Anantnag 2.Shabir Ahmad Bhat S/O Abdul Gani Bhat S/O Achidora Anantnag 3.Owais Ahmad Sofi S/O Ghulam Nabi Sofi R/O Jhanglat Mandi Anantnag 4.Faisal Nazir Malik S/O Nazir Ahmad Malik R/O Sarnal Anantnag in which property worth lakhs were recovered. Two more persons who are involved to buy the stolen property were also arrested and were identified as 1.Majid Ahmad Reshi son of Ghulam Mohiddin Reshi resident Pushu Mohalla Anantnag 2.Hilal Ahmad Lone son of Mohd Ramzan Lone resident of Hanger PariPora .

During the course of investigation, the accused persons confessed that they were involved in other theft/burglary cases in Anantnag town. In this regard Case FIR No’s 13/2021, 14/2021, 24/2021, 30/2021 35/2021,50/2021, 54/2021, 59/2021, 78/2021, 97/2021, 101/2021 and 113/2021 were solved and property worth lakhs include Maruti Alto JK18C 2335, Scooty JK03H 9632,Honda spray motor, cigerattes, Gas cylinder, Home appliances, Micro wave oven etc were recovered from the accused and receivers. Investigation is going on and further recoveries and arrests are expected.

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