Awantipora : Police on Monday said that it has solved several theft cases by busting a gang of burglars and recovered stolen properties from their possession.
In a statement issued on Monday police said that after several recent thefts in minority religious places in Tral area, a special Investigating Team (SIT) headed by SDPO Tral Mubashir Rasool and led by SHO PS Tral was constituted and initiated investigation into the matter, Stating therein further that during investigation, strenuous efforts were put in place by the investigating team and the technical/tangible evidence were gathered. B
Stating that a specific input was generated by the investigating team and two accused persons were arrested and subsequently identified as Amir Rashid Ganai son of Abdul Rasheed Ganai resident of Gulshanpora Tral and Sajad Ah Sheikh son of Noor Mohd Sheikh resident Sheikhpora, Padgampora, Police in it’s statement said the above named accused were carrying instruments viz, a chisel & a torch and confessed that they were planning to commit theft in Tral area.
“While doing further course of investigation, the duo confessed that they along with Tariq Ah Sheikh son of Noor Mohd Sheikh resident of Goripora and Shafaqat Ali son of Mohd Ayoub resident of Thanamandi (A/P Goripora Awantipora) have committed thefts at several places, including recent thefts in Gurudwaras in Tral area, thus trying to incite communal discord in the area”, reads further the above referred police statement, adding that “both the accused were also apprehended”. Police in it’s statement further said that investigating officers also learnt about the involvement of another accused Bilal Ahmad Wani son of Gh Mohd Wani resident of Saraf Mohalla, Bijbehara who used his jewellery shop to sell the stolen items and was subsequently arrested.
Stating that on the disclosure of the above named accused stolen property worth lacs which include cash, gold ornaments, a car etc. have been recovered from their possession so far, Police in it’s statement further said that officers also recovered instruments used for forced entry and executing the thefts viz Cutter, Hexa Blades, Iron Rod, Screw Drivers etc. from their possession.
“After rigorous questioning of the suspects it came to surface that all of them are not only addicted to illicit drugs but also had a history of broken families and familial discord”, reads further the above referred police statement”, reads the above referred police statement, adding that “In order to bear the cost of their addiction the accused have been indulging in frequent thefts”.
In the concluding para of the statement, police said that the individuals apprehended so far have been found involved in multiple theft cases registered in Police Station Tral, Stating therein further that investigation into the matter is still in progress.