Police arrest car lifter in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR: Police have arrested a notorious thief who was involved in lifting of vehicles and selling them off in different parts of the state, a police official said in a statement on Wednesday.
Mudasir Ashraf son of Mohammad Ashraf resident of Kokar Masjid Nawakadal had reported to Police Station Sadder that his uncle’s car bearing registration number JK01AE-7211 was stolen from his premises at Hyderpora, the official said.
Accordingly, he said, a case FIR No 18/ 2019 under section 379 RPC was registered and investigation was initiated.
“The police officials while investigating the crime got to know that the said vehicle was lifted by Gulzar Ahmad Khan son of Showkat Ahmad Khan resident of Malik Mohalla Malangam, Bandipora,” the official said.
When the police officials spoke Khan about the crime, the accused disclosed about his involvement in theft cases which subsequently led to the recovery of stolen vehicle.
Further investigation in the matter is going on and more recoveries are expected, he added.