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Gang selling stolen vehicles busted in Anantnag; five arrested: Police

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Srinagar: Police in Anantnag claimed to have busted a gang by arresting five persons and recovered 18 stolen vehicles.

“Police Station Anantnag received information through reliable sources that a number of vehicles stolen from various parts of the country are plying in Anantnag town and its outskirts which are being used for carrying out various criminal activities,” said a police spokesperson.

“Accordingly a Case vide FIR No. 411/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation was initiated,” the spokesperson said.

“Subsequently, a special investigation team (SIT) under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Anantnag was constituted to investigate the matter. During the course of investigation, after strenuous efforts 18 vehicles including 03 two-wheelers suspected to be stolen vehicles were recovered. Out of these, 10 vehicles have so far been established to be stolen vehicles about which FIRs are registered in various police stations of the country. Credentials are being ascertained about remaining vehicles which prima facia appear to be stolen only,” he said.

“During the investigation, as of now 05 accused persons found involved in theft and possession of stolen vehicles have been arrested. Further investigation into the matter is going on and efforts are on to recover all the other stolen vehicles mainly plying in Anantnag,” he added.

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