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Hit & run case led recovery of stolen property worth lacs: Police

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Srinagar: Police in Sopore claimed to have solved a burglary cases while investigating a hit & run case and arrested four accused persons involved in the commission of crimes.

“On 1st August 2021, Police station Panzalla received an information that an unknown Maruti Car hit a child namely Hurair Ahmad Dar son of Hilal Ahmed Dar resident of Patusa, Rafiabad at Patusa road. The child got injured and was referred to District Hospital Baramulla for treatment. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 80/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police station Panzalla and investigation was taken up,” said a police spokesperson.

“During preliminary investigation, officers by using modern techniques recording the statements of the witnesses were able to seize the vehicle Maruti bearing registration number JK01H-7583 involved in the commission of crime. Besides, Police also arrested the accused driver identified as Javaid Ahmad Ahangar son of Ali Muhammad Ahangar resident of Bramen Rafiabad on 2nd August 2021,” the spokesperson said.

“During the course of investigation, it was revealed that the accused arrested driver is a habitual thief and has been already involved in various theft cases in different Police Stations. On questioning, the accused driver disclosed that he along with his other associates namely Haroon Ahmad Dar son of Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, Khursheed Ahmad Wani @Khwaja Tang son of Ghulam Ahmad Wani, both residents of Saidpora Sopore have stolen number of vehicles from different places and also looted various shops at Srinagar, Sopore, Baramulla, Handwara, Dangiwacha, Rohama and Nadihal Shrine. During further questioning, it was revealed that they left some stolen vehicles along the road sides as the same had run out of fuel. After strenuous efforts, one accused person among the two persons have been arrested while as Khursheed Ahmad Wani is still at large. Efforts are on to effect his arrest,” he said.

The spokesperson further said: “On their disclosure, Police have recovered one black Santro car, Maruti 800, Hyundai Getz and readymade garments along with luggage of worth ₹1.5 Lakh approximately so far.”

“During the further course of investigation, two more accused persons identified as Prince Fareed Khan son of Fareed Ahmed Khan resident of Bremen and Jehangir Ahmad Shiekh @Bubloo son of Abdul Hamid Sheikh resident of Sheer Colony Sopore have been arrested who were found involved in the commission of the crimes. All the accused arrested persons have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Further investigation is going on and more recoveries and arrests are expected,” he added.

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