Reyaz Rashid

Gulmarg Gandola burglary case solved within week: SSP Baramulla

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Out of 51 Lakh, 39 Lakh recovered so far

Gulmarg: Police on Tuesday said that major burglary case of Gulmarg Gandola was solved within week and out of looted Rs 51 Lakh, 39 Lakh have been recovered so far.

Kashmir Images had already reported about the arrests.

In a press conference Senior Superintendent of Police Baramulla Abdul Qayoom told media that Manager of GGP State Cable Car Corporation Limited, Bashir Manager informed Police Station Gulmarg that cash amounting to Rs. 51 Lacs has been stolen during the intervening night of 23/ 24-06-2019.

Following the information, Police registered a case in Police Station Gulmarg under an FIR No 5/2019 u/s 457, 380 RPC and started investigation.

"After completing basic legal formalities Police inspected all available CCTV footage around Gulmarg bowl and noticed some suspicious movements around the place of occurrence and one of the suspects was identified as Bashir Ahmad Shah alais MLA son of  Ghulam Mohammad Shah of Gund Dalwach," he said.

He further informed that suspect was apprehended, and upon his sustained questioning he confessed having committed the crime. He also identified four more accomplices that were part of the burglary as Abdul Ahad Ganai son of Abdul Rehman Ganie of Hardichloo - an employee of Cable Car Corporation,  Abdul Majeed Lone son Ghulam Ahmad Lone of Chanpora, Imtiyaz Bhat son of Ghulam Qadir of Hardichloo and Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh son of  Mohammad Abdullah of Chuntipathri.

He said that all the other suspects were arrested and on their disclosures/ identification cash amounting to 39 Lacs has been recovered so far.

He further divulged that the investigation has revealed that Abdul Ahad Ganai was the mastermind of the burglary who hatched the whole plan. Besides, he provided vital information to the group how to execute the plan and the layout of the cashier room.

Also, two of the suspects namely, Imtiyaz and Majeed lone have FIRs registered in their names for multiple burglaries in the area.

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