Srinagar: A court in Srinagar told the police to publicise the details of a man wanted in a case of theft and absconding court proceedings since 2013.
After hearing the investigating officer that despite all efforts to arrest the accused his whereabouts are not known, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Massarat Shaheen declared the accused Javaid Ahmed Peer of Halmatpora, Kupwara as absconding offender. The accused is to be directed to appear before the court through proclamation and in case he doesn’t appear before the court, his property will be attached, the court said.
As per an FIR registered with Police Station Batmaloo on a complaint from one Shafiqa Bano of Ishber Nishat, Peer, a colleague of her at National Placemart and Security Services at Mominabad, stole her ATM card and withdrew 6.5 lacs Rupees from various ATMs of J&K bank in 2013.
As per police investigation money was withdrawn from various branches and accordingly a manhunt was lodged but till date he has not been traced.
The court directed police to paste copies of proclamation, at court premises, at the residence of accused, at concerned police station, besides publishing it in local newspapers.