Shawl robbers gang busted in Tangmarg

Baramulla: Five robbers have been arrested by police in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district and stolen items worth Crores of rupees were recovered from them.
“On March 24, police arrested Ali Mohammad Bhat son of Abdul Aziz Bhat of Wason in Tangmarg after receiving information that the accused is doing business of stolen shawls,” a police official said.
He said police team led by SHO Kunzer under the supervision of SDPO Tangmarg after filing an FIR no 28/16 under section 379,411 RPC started investigations into the case.
The official said that the accused Bhat was arrested and during questioning he spilled the beans that led to arrest of Mehrajudin Rather, Manzoor Wani, Mashooq Ahmad Rather, Muzaffar Ahmad Khan and Rayees Ahmad Khan of Srinagar.
“From the accused persons 540 pashmina shawls worth Rs 51,18000, whose value at international market is approximately Rs 1 crore 50 lakh, were recovered. Moreover, six generators worth Rs five lakh were also recovered from them,” the official said, adding these accused robbers had stolen these valuables during the past several months.
He said that the police are investigating the case.