Sopore: People of Sopore town in Baramulla district on Tuesday complained of frequent burglaries during the last several days and alleged that police have failed to curb these incidents.
Local traders said that at least one dozen shops have been looted in several markets during in the areas of Arampora, Chinkipora, Rahim Sahib and Kaloo market and merchandise including dry fruit and golden ornaments were looted besides cash worth lacs of rupees.
They said the shops belonging to Manzoor Ahmad Kaloo, Zahoor Ahmad Kaloo, Farooq Ahmad Kaloo, Abdul Majeed Dar, Attaullah Dar, Arbaaz Ahmad, Mohammad Ashraf Lone, Abdul Majeed Khanday, Mohammad Rafeeq, Showkat Ahmad Changa and Fayaz Ahmad Chichak were broken into.
This is the second major burglary spree in last four days in Sopore.
The Traders Federation Sopore during a meeting questioned the role of local police and other agencies and accused them of inaction.
A trader Ali Mohammad Radoo said the police were not taking the burglary incidents seriously. “If the police tracks a stone-pelter, they leave no stone unturned to track him down but when it comes to catching criminals they slkeep over it,” he said.
Sopore SHO Mudasir Geelani, however, told Kashmir Reader that the police were doing its best to catch the culprits. “In the last couple of days we have caught a couple of burglars. Their group is quite large but we will catch them soon,” he said.