Gang of burglars busted in Shopian, 6 arrested: Police

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Jammu & Kashmir Police in Shopian on Monday said to have busted a gang of burglars by arresting six accused persons involved in about four burglary cases while stolen property worth lakhs have been recovered from their possession.

“Police Post Keegam received various complaints regarding burglary with in the jurisdiction in recent past. Keeping in view, SSP Shopian Ms Tanushree-IPS constituted a SIT headed by DySP Hqrs Shopian along with SHO PS Shopian, IC PP Keegam, ASI Ab Rashid and HC Mohd Hussain Dar of Police Post Keegam to crack these burglary cases,” a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

During the course of investigation, the team used technical & human resources through which names of some suspects came to surface, police said.

“One among them was Waseem Ahmad Wani son of Ab Aziz Wani resident of Ganowpora, who in order to evade arrest had left his home and was changing his location frequently. However, Special investigation team acting on specific input, arrested the said suspect and after thorough questioning, he confessed his involvement along with other accomplice namely Nazir Ahmad Malik son of Ab Rasheed Malik resident of Thairna Keller, Ishfaq Majeed Wani @Isha Dabba son of Ab Majeed Wani resident of Mughalpora Pulwama, Jamsheed Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Sikander Dar resident of Keegam, Mukhtar Ahmad Sheikh son of Gh Rasool Sheikh resident of Argi Check Rajpora Pulwama and Riyaz Ah Wani @Raja son of late Mohd Akbar Wani resident of Loswani Pulwama in the commission of crime,” police added.

Accordingly, police said that all the accused were arrested and property worth eight lakhs approximately including Gold Jewellery, Copper Utensils, Tiller, Motorcycle, Spray Motor, Geyser and Batteries were recovered from their possession.

Moreover, police said that accused namely Nazir Ahmad Malik and Jamsheed Ahmad Dar also disclosed that they committed a burglary in year 2020 regarding which a case under FIR number 359/2020 stands registered in PS Shopian.

The investigation is still going on, police said

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