Srinagar: Police on Sunday said it arrested five burglars in Budgam who were involved in number of theft cases.
According to a police spokesman, during the last few months a large number of complaints were received in Magam sub division of Budgam about the movement of suspected persons (thieves) during the night hours. “Cows, utensils, cash from shops and iron theft related cases were registered in police station Beerwah and Magam.
Police said SSP Budgam Mohammad Irshad constituted a team under the supervision of SDPO Magam Ch. Iftkhar Ahmed and Zahoor Khan, SHO police station Beerwah.
“The team conducted raids based on specific inputs at different places during which five persons, Bilal Ahmed Rather, Adil Ahmed Yatto, Younis Ahmed Dar, Firdos Ahmed Sofi and Mohammad Amir Sofi were arrested and the stolen cows along with a load carrier (No. E6F 10029) that was used by the accused in the commission of crime have been recovered from their possession,” the police said.
“The accused persons were thoroughly interrogated during which they disclosed that few months back they have stolen some copper utensils from a mosque at Beerwah. Accordingly, the utensils, cash stolen from a shop, LPG cylinders, matting etc. stolen from another shop during night hours were recovered from the thieves. More arrests and more recoveries are also expected in the near future,” the police said.