Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police in Baramulla claimed to have busted a burglary gang by arresting two accused persons involved in the commission of crime and recovered stolen property worth lacs.
A police spokesman in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that in the recent past, incidents of burglary and vehicle theft were reported within the jurisdiction of Police Station Kunzer following which cases under FIR numbers 40/2022, 72/2022, 76/2022, 87/2022, 89/2022 and 102/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered and investigation was initiated.
“During investigation of these cases, strenuous efforts were put forth by the investigating officers by using modern techniques and human resources, names of some suspects surfaced which includes one namely Abdul Majeed Lone son of Ghulam Ahmad Lone resident of Checkthan Chanpora Tangmarg, a well-known burglar of Tangmarg area. In order to evade his arrest, the said accused person was hiding at different locations,” police said.
“On 06-11-2022, information regarding movement of the said suspected person in village Gulabdaji area was received by Police Station Kunzer. Acting swiftly, the accused person was arrested by the police party of Police Station Kunzer from the area. During questioning, the accused confessed that he along with another person identified as Basharat Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat resident of Gund Hassi Bhat Srinagar are involved in these burglary & theft incidents, who was subsequently arrested,” police said.
Police said that the duo during questioning also disclosed that in order to hide their criminal activities and to dispose-off the stolen property without being exposed; they have opened a workshop at Diver Crossing in Mirgund area of Pattan.
“At the workshop they dis-assemble the stolen vehicles into parts and break the engines and cut pieces of vehicles by using cutters and then sell these pieces as scrap and use other parts in the vehicles which come to them for repair. They were also selling stolen M-Oil and spare parts to customers from the said workshop,” police said.
The investigating team also recovered stolen property worth lacs of rupees which include spare parts, parts of stolen vehicles, copper utensils, M-Oil etc on their disclosure. The investigation is in progress & further arrests are expected, police said.
Meanwhile, people appreciated the efforts made by the Police for solving the cases. “Our efforts should assure community members that Police is resolved to act tough against the individuals involved in criminal activities,” police said—(KNO)