Srinagar, June 15: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday arrested a gang of burglars in Srinagar and stolen property worth lakhs of rupees were recovered from their possession.
The spokesman said that Srinagar Police has been successful in busting and apprehending a gang of burglars who were involved in a series of burglaries and attempts to burglary within the district.
The modus-operandi of the gang was to trace the big godowns/warehouses and shops in the district and strike in the dead of the night and decamp with valuables especially cigarettes. The gang would take the help of special implements like bolt-cutters, etc to break open the locks and get access to the godowns without creating much noise. The gang was technically updated and used to take CCTV and electronic surveillance equipment along with them and dispose of it off as to destroy any sort of video footage/evidence.
The police started serious work on the leads after a godown at Baghinand Singh was burgled and goods (cigarettes) worth lakhs of rupees were looted.
In this connection case, FIR No. 76/2019 U/S 457,380 RPC was registered in Police Station Safakadal and investigation was taken up.
On the directions of SSP Srinagar Dr M Haseeb Mughal-JKPS, a special investigation team was constituted. Working on the leads after strenuous efforts and utilizing both technical and Scientific aids, the team zeroed in on a few suspects.
The special team succeeded in identifying the suspects and their arrest was effected in one go. After thorough questioning of the suspects, the team finally succeeded in making a break-through and were able to nab a group of organized notorious burglars from various parts of the city and its adjoining districts namely
The burglars were identified as Mohammad Yaseen Hajam, son of Ghulam Mustafa, a resident of Trikolbal Pattan, Muzaffar Ahmad Dar, son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar, a resident of Hanjiwera Pattan, Altaf Ahmad Mir, son of Ghulam Ahmad Mir, a resident of Khumani Chowk Bemina, Irfan Ahmad Nagar, son of Ghulam Nabi, a resident of Saida Kada! And Serwar Hussain Bhat, son of Bashir Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Labartal Budgam.
Stolen property worth several lakhs has been recovered on the disclosure of the arrested accused so far and vehicles used in the commission of crimes have also been seized. The arrested accused have disclosed their involvement in /various other thefts and burglaries within the district.
The recoveries so far include Copper utensil’; of different make, Electric/ Electronic appliances, Cigarettes of different brands worth several lakhs. The seized vehicles include Scorpio DL43CNB 5501, Santro JKOIR 2266, Honda City DL7CF 8139 and MarutiDL3CAD 8969.
Police said that the further investigations are on and more arrests and recoveries are expected.