Rs 65,000 recovered from pickpocket

Srinagar: Police on Sunday arrested a pickpocket from Batamaloo here and recovered about Rs 65,000 stolen from commuters from him, a police spokesman said.
“A pickpocket Shabir Ahmad Sheikh, son of Bashir Ahmad, of Haft Chinar, Srinagar was arrested by a police party of Batamaloo police station while stealing a wallet in a commuter bus at Batamaloo. On his questioning, police has recovered so far Rs 65,280 stolen from the commuters from his possession,” the spokesman said in a statement.
He said Sheikh was presented before the Magistrate and was remanded to Central Jail, Srinagar. Further investigation is going on.