Jammu & Kashmir

Police solves theft case in Budgam; 04 accused arrested

Stolen property worth lacs recovered

March 28: Police in Budgam have solved a theft case by arresting 04 accused persons involved in the commission of crime and recovered stolen property worth lacs from their possession.

On 01/02/2023, Police Station Magam received a written complaint from one person namely Jameel Jamsheed Magray son of Abdul Ahad Magray resident of Batpora Kanihama stating therein that during the intervening night of 31st Jan-1st Feb-2023, some unknown thieves have stolen iron rods weighing about 93 Quintals lying outside his Iron and Cement store titled MS Magray Cement Store at Batpora Kanihama.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 13/2023 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Magam and investigation was initiated.

During the course of investigation, officers with the help of technical evidences zeroed in on one suspect identified as Muzzaffar Ahmad Khatana son of Mohammad Rafiq Khatana resident of Peerah Ramban. During sustained questioning, he disclosed that he along with 11 accomplices have stolen Iron bars weighing around 93 Quintals from Batpora Crossing and have used five vehicles including 04 trucks and a Santro Car in the commission of crime. He also disclosed that they have sold the stolen property to a scrap dealer at Batote Ramban.

Subsequently, the scrap dealer was arrested in the instant case and the stolen property (93 quintals of iron bars) were recovered.

So far four accused persons have been arrested in the instant case besides, a truck bearing registration number JK14B-1095 used in the commission of crime has also been seized.

The other arrested persons have been identified as Sadiq Hussain son of Azeem Bakarwal, Mohammad Irfan Bokra son of Abdul Aziz Bokra, both residents of Peerah Ramban, Mohammad Mughal Bokra son of Abdul Rasheed Bokra resident of Samba Jammu. Efforts are on to nab the absconding accused persons.

Investigation of the case is still going on.

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