Police claimed to have busted a burglar-gang and recovered property worth lacs from their procession in Shopian district area of south Kashmir.
In a statement, Police said, In the recent past within the jurisdiction of Police Post Keegam some incidents of burglary took place regarding which Police Station Shopian registered case FIR No. 22/2023, 83/2023, 133/2023 against the unknown burglars.
“To crack these burglary cases, a SIT headed by DySP Hqrs Shri Syed Javid Ahmad KPS was formed by worthy SSP Shopian Smt. Tanushree IPS,” it reads.
The other SIT members were SHO Police Station Shopian Inspr. Shri Peer Gulzar, D O Police Post Keegam Inspr. Shri Imtiyaz Ahmad, ASI Ab Rasheed and HC Mohammad Hussain Dar of Police Post Keegam.
It reads, During the investigation of these burglary cases, with the help of technical and human resources name of some suspects come to surface one among these was Waseem Ahmad Wani S/o Ab Aziz Wani R/O Ganowpora well known burglar of Shopian area, in order to evade arrest said person left his home and was hiding at different locations and on some specific input the said person was arrested due to rapid and swift action of Shopian Police.
“After thorough and sustained interrogation he confessed the commission of crime and also disclose there are several other persons namely Nazir Ahmad Malik S/o Ab Rasheed Malik R/O Thairna Keller, Ishfaq Majeed Wani @ Isha Dabba S/O Ab Majeed Wani R/o Mughalpora Pulwama, Jamsheed Ahmad Dar S/O Mohammad Sikander Dar R/O Keegam, Mukhtar Ahmad Sheikh S/O Gh Rasool Sheikh R/O Argi Check Rajpora Pulwama, Riyaz Ah Wani @ Raja S/o late Mohd Akbar Wani R/O Loswani Pulwama, who are involved in these theft and burglary incidents.
“With the help of technical and human resources and rapid and swift action of Shopian Police these burglars were arrested and after thorough and sustained interrogation they confessed the commission of crime and on their disclosure stolen property worth lakhs was recovered,” statement reads.
The stolen property includes Gold Jewelry, Copper Utensils, Tiller, Motorcycle, Spray Motor, Geyser and Batteries. The value of recovered property is Rupees 8, 00,000 approximately.
“The accused namely Nazir Ahmad Malik S/O Ab Rasheed Malik R/O Thairna Keller and Jamsheed Ahmad Dar S/O Mohammad Sikander Dar R/O Keegam also confessed the commission of burglary incident which took place in year 2020 regarding which case FIR No 359/2020 u/s 457,380 stands registered in PS Shopian, it reads.
The investigation of this case was closed as untraced earlier and now stands reopened and investigation of the said case has been set into motion again, reads the statement.
Police said that the investigation of these burglary cases is still going on and hopefully some more arrests and recoveries are expected very soon.(CNI)