21 arrested in OHE wiring theft case

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Jan 22: Railway Police Kashmir (RPK) today said to have solved OHE copper wire theft incidents by arresting 21 people involved in stealing special-type electrical wiring across Kashmir Valley over the last 2 years.
“The job installation of OHE copper wire by railway authorities through M/S R.S. Infra Private Limited company has been under progress from Baramulla to Banihal since September 2021. While the job of the installation of said wire was being carried out by the said agency it was reported by the said company that during night hours, unknown thieves have committed theft of OHE copper wire/ attempts to theft in Sopore, Pattan, Budgam, Srinagar and Bijbehara areas,” the RPK said.
Based on the written reports received from the M/S R.S. Infra Private Limited company, nine FIRs (04 in 2021 and 05 in 2022) were registered in GRPS of Baramulla/Hamaray/Srinagar and Anantnag and investigation was set into motion.
To work out the case, SSP GRPK constituted 3 teams led by the concerned SHO’s and supervised by the concerned SDPO’s.
“The teams after strenuous efforts cracked /solved the theft cases by arresting 21 accused persons involved in the commission of the crime,” it said.
As per the Railways Police, the stolen property of OHE wire 388 Kgs, worth Rs 3,56,572 was also recovered from them.
“Weapon of offences including cutter, Hexa blades, Gloves and ropes along with four load carriers utilized for the transportation of stolen property were also seized”, the concerned department.”