Srinagar, Dec 2: Police in Ganderbal today said to have solved a burglary case by arresting an accused involved in the commission of the crime and recovered stolen property worth lacs of rupees from his possession.
“On Nov 11, 2021 Police Station Kangan received a complaint from a shopkeeper namely Mohd Saif Khan, son of Irshad Ahmad Khan resident of Tawheedpora, Kangan regarding a burglary in his gold ornaments shop during the intervening night of November 28-29 at Tawheedpora,” police said.
Accordingly, it said, a case FIR No.140/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Kangan and investigation was set into motion.
On receipt of the information, police said, a special Police team headed by SHO PS Kangan on the directions of SSP Ganderbal Nikhil Borkar under the supervision of SDPO Kangan was constituted.
“During the investigation, with the help of CCTV footages and other technical tools, it came to surface that the accused fled away from District Ganderbal to Handwara,” police said.
Accordingly, a special team was dispatched to Handwara to nab the accused. Moreover, a tip-off was received that the accused was moving towards Jammu to evade his arrest.
“The accused was intercepted at Sangam with the help of Anantnag Police. He has been arrested and shifted to the police station. He has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Lone, son of Mohd Akbar Lone, resident of Maritgam Handwara,” police said.
As per police, on his disclosure stolen property worth lacs of rupees were recovered from his possession. “Further investigation is in progress and more recoveries are expected,” police said.