Burglars’ gang busted in Srinagar, 5 arrested

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/16/2019 3:40:35 PM

SRINAGAR, June 15: Police today arrested a gang of burglars in Srinagar and stolen property worth lakhs of rupees were recovered from their possession.
Addressing a press conference, Dr Haseeb Mughal 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," he said.
SSP added that 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," he said.
In this connection case, FIR No. 76/2019 U/S 457,380 RPC was registered in police station Safakadal and investigation was taken up.
"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 spokesman said.
He added that the special team succeeded in identifying the suspects and their arrests were affected 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,” he said.
The burglars were identified Muzaffar Ahmad Dar of Hanjiwera Pattan, Altaf Ahmad Mir of Khumani Chowk Bemina, Irfan Ahmad Nagar of Saida Kadal and Serwar Hussain Bhat 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.



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