Police bust bugler gang in Srinagar, recover jewelry worth lakhs

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Srinagar: Police on Friday said that they busted a gang of buglers operating in Srinagar.
The police statement said that Police Station Safakadal and MR Gunj busted a gang of burglars who were on prowl to loot jewelry and other precious belongings from the ladies and old age people in different areas of Srinagar city and it’s outskirts.
During a press conference SDPO MR Gunj S M Shafi said that on 27th of March this year, a lady from Bagh-I-Nandsingh Chattabal was on way to Batamaloo for some purchasing was obstructed by two unknown persons who robbed off some gold jewelry items which she was wearing at that time, two kid’s cloth sets and cash of Rs 5000.
“Lady cried for help and some by-passers chased the burglars and apprehended them and handed over them to Police Post Bagiyas,” statement said.
Police identified the burglars as Altaf Ahmad Sheikh son of Jabbar Sheikh and Shahrukh Ahmad Sheikh son of Hussain Sheikh, both residents of Dewan Bagh Baramulla.
On frisking them one gold ring, one pair of ear rings, one silver ring and two sets of kid’s clothes were confiscated from them, police said.
Police registered an FIR number 33/2018, U/S 392 RPC in the incident at Police station Safakadal and started further investigation.
The police statement also said that during investigations, it was found that both these burglars were wanted in case FIR number 126/2017, U/S 392, 411 RPC Police Station Safakadal on the basis of analysis of a video footage of 2017 regarding robbing of jewelry from the possession of an old age lady at Chattabal area.
“During further disclosures by these burglars some stolen gold jewellery has been recovered from a gold shop at Baramulla which includes two numbers of gold garlands, four pairs of gold ear rings, seven numbers of gold rings and seven numbers of gold bangles. Recipient of stolen property namely Firdous Ahmad Ganaie son of Ghulam Nabi resident of Baramulla has been arrested in the case, ” statement said.
The statement also said that during the investigation of case FIR No 21/2018, U/S 379 RPC, two thieves – Shabir Ahmad Gangyal son of Nazir Ahmed Gangyal resident of Rampora Chattabal and Irshad Ahmad Dar son of Ab Salam Dar resident of Chana Check Wanigam Tangmarg were arrested and four mobile phones were recovered from their possession.