Police bust a gang of thieves in Srinagar, recover stolen vehicle, bike, cell phones

Srinagar, Oct 13 Police on Thursday said that it has busted a gang of mobile and Car thieves in Kashmir capital Srinagar.

The police in a statement said that a written complaint was received by Police Post Banmohalla from one Owais Amin Najar son of Muhammad Amin Najar resident of Shahwari Srinagar regarding the theft of his vehicle.

The police said that upon this a Case FIR No. 50/ 2022 U/S 379 IPC was registered in Police Station MR GUNJ pertaining to the theft of one vehicle bearing registration No. JK05B-2105.

During the investigation of the instant case and technical assistance received from North police lab, 5 suspects were picked up for questioning by PP Banmohlla, he said.

During sustained questioning along with SHO MR Gunj, they disclosed their involvement in the said case and many other theft cases.

Police identified the five arrested persons as Arsalan Mushtaq Wandroo son of late Mushtaq Ahmad resident of Puj Mohallah Rinawari, Momin Bilal Bhat
Son of Bilal Ahmad Bhat of Khaniyar, Mehran Shafi Bhat son of Muhammad Shafi Bhat resident of Mir Masjid Khaniyar, Rameez Showkat Matoo son of Showkat Ahmad Matoo resident of Hazari Bazar Rainawari and Nadeem Ahmad Sheikh son of Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh resident of Sheikh Colony Hawal Nowhatta.

Police said that during interrogation, stolen items including a black motorcycle (Discovery) DL6SAR/ 4913, two Vivo, two ‘Redmi’, one ‘MI’, two ‘Oppo’, one ‘Gionee’, one ‘Samsung’, and one ‘Jio’, cell phones, one ‘Titan’ wrist watch and an LPG cylinder were recovered from them.

Police as per news agency Kashmir News Trust said that stolen items were seized under section 102 CrPC. Moreover, the stolen vehicle Maruti Car numbered JK05B 2105 also stands recovered from the said persons.

The investigation of the instant case is going on and more recoveries are expected, police said.

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