Srinagar May 05 : Police in Anantnag have busted a gang of thieves by arresting 4 accused persons involved in different burglary/theft cases in Anantnag town. Stolen properties worth lakhs were recovered from their possession.
During the course of investigation of Case FIR No. 113/2021 U/S 457, 380 IPC of PS Anantnag, Police arrested a gang of thieves who were active in Anantnag town and recovered stolen property from their possession. They have been identified as Aasif Ahmad Malik son of Ghulam Rasool Malik resident of Old Eidgah Anantnag, Shabir Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Gani Bhat resident of Achidora Anantnag, Owais Ahmad Sofi son of Ghulam Nabi Sofi resident of Jhanglat Mandi Anantnag and Faisal Nazir Malik son of Nazir Ahmad Malik resident of Sarnal Anantnag. Besides, two more persons identified as Majid Ahmad Reshi son of Ghulam Mohiddin Reshi resident of Pushu Mohalla Anantnag and Hilal Ahmad Lone son of Mohd Ramzan Lone resident of Hanger PariPora have also been arrested who were involved in buying the stolen property. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody.
During further course of investigation, officers learnt about their involvement in Case FIR Nos 13/2021, 14/2021, 24/2021, 30/2021 35/2021,50/2021, 54/2021, 59/2021, 78/2021, 97/2021, 101/2021 and 113/2021.
Stolen property worth lakhs including Maruti Alto JK18C-2335, Scooty JK03H-9632, Honda spray motor, Cigarettes, Gas cylinder, Home appliances, Micro wave oven, etc were recovered from their possession.
Further investigation is going on and more recoveries and arrests are expected.
Community members have appreciated the efforts made by police for solving the burglary case. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.