Srinagar: Police in Srinagar cracked a theft case of a tourist from Israel and recovered stolen money from a worker of a house boat in the Dal Lake, a police spokesman said here on Sunday evening.
He said on Saturday police received a complaint from two Israeli tourist that during their stay in a house boat in Dal Lake, Srinagar, they found 1050 US dollars are missing from their bag.
He said on receiving the complaint, a police team of Police Post Nehru Park led by in-charge Police Post Nehru Park Sameer Ahmad Lone started investigating in the matter. A number of suspects including the owner of house boat and its staff were called in and questioned.
During questioning, a suspect was zeroed in, who after sustained questioning confessed the crime and later returned the money. However, the Tourists on humanitarian basis forgave the accused and withdrew the complaint, keeping in view the poor financial background of the accused.
Moreover, it was reiterated to hotel owners association as well as houseboat owners association that they must inform the concerned Police Station as and when they hire any staff for their hotels or houseboats.
The accused was appointed by the houseboat owner without ascertaining the credentials from the concerned Police Station. Finally the duo tourists thanked Srinagar police particularly police team Nehru Park for the timely help and instant recovery of their money and left for their respective destinations happily.