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Two youth held with stolen jewelry worth Rs 10 lakh

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Srinagar: Police on Thursday arrested two youth from Pattan area of Baramulla district and recovered stolen jewelry worth Rs 10 lakhs they stole from a jeweler in central Kashmir’s Budgam district two days ago.

A police spokesman said that on November 09, Police Post Soibugh received an application from one Showkat Ahmad Zargar, son of Ghulam Nabi Zargar, a resident of Dambipora, stating that some unknown burglars entered in his jewellery shop located at Main Chowk Soibugh and decamped with gold items approximately worth Rs 10 lakh.

Accordingly, a case (FIR no. 337/2021) under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Budgam and investigations initiated.

During investigations, some CCTV footages were obtained on the basis of which a number of suspects were questioned.

While examining circumstantial evidence investigating team zeroed in on two suspects — Syed Zaffar Shah alias Zaffar Safari, son of Syed Muzaffar Shah, and Imran Hussain Malla, son of Ghulam Mohammad Malla – both residents of Yakhmanpora Pattan in Baramulla, were detained and during sustained questioning, they confessed their involvement in the crime, police said.

Upon their disclosure the stolen property worth approximately Rs 10 lakh has been recovered which includes 25 rings, 20 earrings, two double-jhumkas, a brooch, two jhumkas, a choker set with top, two ear tops, nine jhumkas, and a chain with pendulum.

Both the accused were subsequently arrested and investigation is in progress even as more arrests and recoveries are likely in the case, police said.

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