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Thief arrested, stolen property recovered

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Srinagar:  After sustained efforts, Srinagar Police arrested  one thief identified as  Bilal Ahmad Ganie  son of Late Ab Aziz Ganie resident of Chatpora, Pulwama and recovered stolen property worth Rs. 34 lakh approximately which includes jewellery, laptops and cash from his possession.

A police spokesman said that the individual used to masquerade as a marriage broker. He was involved in 8 theft cases registered in Police Stations Shergarhi, Shaheed Gunj, Rajbagh, Sadder and Parimpora since last 6 months.

Earlier several theft incidents were reported from the areas of Srinagar. Accordingly, a special team was constituted by SSP Srinagar Dr M.Haseeb Mughal for the investigation of theft cases. The team included SP City South, SDPO Shaheed Gunj and SHO Shergarhi.

The team investigated the activities of one suspect namely Bilal Ahmed Ganie through a series of scientific and human investigative techniques. Subsequently, police recovered gold jewellery, laptops along with the currencies of several countries from his possession. He has been taken into custody.

Complainants are informed to recognize their stolen property and can get it released from Court of law. About six cases of theft have been solved by arresting the said accused.  The receiver of the stolen property, a Jeweller of Hari Singh High Street was also arrested during the course of investigation. The bank account which contains the cash obtained after liquidating the stolen property has also been frozen in accordance with the law. Further investigation in the matter is in progress, the spokesman said.

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