JAMMU, Jan 6: Jammu and Kashmir Police has solved ATM theft case, which took place few days back in Kanachack area of the Jammu outskirts with the arrest of six persons.
This was stated by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu Tejinder Singh while interacting with media persons here today.
He informed that on January 4, an information was received by Kanachack Police Station that some unknown persons have decamped with J&K Bank ATM from Bawe Talab having Rs 10,98,200 cash.
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Acting over the complaint, a case under FIR Number 3/19 under Sections 457 and 380 RPC was registered at Kanachack Police Station and hunt was launched to nab the accused.
During the course of investigation, dumped ATM was recovered at Chowki Chowra and the thieves had fled away with the cash, SSP said, adding that on different inputs collected from different channels by SDPO Domana Sandeep Gupta, SHO Bahu Fort Inspector Parvaiz Sajjad and SHO Kanachak Inspector Gurnam Choudhary under supervision of SP Rural Dushyant Sharma, police picked up some suspects for questioning, who were roaming in that area.
SSP said that during the intervening night of January 5 and 6 and on specific intelligence, a police team from Jammu District in collaboration with District Samba and District Kathua Police teams laid check points in different parts of the three districts.
During this overnight operation, police arrested 6 accused and seized two vehicles–Scorpio and i20 cars, which were involved in commission of crime, SSP said, adding that generator, cutter and other equipments were also seized viz Rs 8,80,000 was recovered.
The arrested persons have been identified as Mehraj Din, son of Abdul Ahad of Yaripora, District Kulgam, Mohammad Yusuf Khan, Yasin Khan of Haryana, Junaid Bashir, son of Bashir Ahmed Bhat of Yaripora District Kulgam, Umar Malik, son of Mohammad Akbar of District Shopian, Amir Hussain, son of Ghulam Hassan of District Kulgam and Amir Bashir Bhat, son of Bashir Ahmed Bhat of Yaripora, District Kulgam, SSP said, adding that concerned District Police have been contacted to get more details about the arrested persons. He further stated that one suspect is still at large and the efforts are on to recover the rest of the money.
Regarding the rising cases of thefts, SSP Tejinder Singh said that will make special efforts to curb this rising menace, adding that co-operation from people side is also needed to curb thefts.
“All the check points have been put on alert and foot patrolling is also going on the areas”, SSP said when asked about the arrangements put in place for the forthcoming Republic Day (26th January).