6 arrested for fraudulently operating ATM, stolen property recovered

SRINAGAR: Police have arrested six fraudsters in Kulgam & Bandipora and recovered ATM cards & other stolen items worth lakhs from their possession.
On 14/02/2022, Police Station Kulgam received a written complaint from Arshad Ahmad Parray resident of Chattabal stating therein that on 6th of Feb 2022, his father had visited ATM at main branch J&K Bank Kulgam. As his father is unable to utilise his ATM card, he handed over the ATM card to an unknown person and requested him to withdraw cash from his account and accordingly shared his ATM PIN. The said person after withdrawing cash exchanged the ATM card. He then used the ATM card of the victim and withdrew a sum of ?40000/- from the account of the complainant’s father.
Subsequently, a case vide FIR No. 19/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Kulgam and investigation was initiated.
During the course of investigation, officers zeroed in on four suspected persons identified as Sohail Ahmad Wani son of Mubarak Ahmad Wani, (ATM Exchanger), Wasim Ahmad Ganai son of Abdul Gani Ganai, both residents of Rangrezpora Kulgam, Adnan Ahmad Ahangar son of Ghulam Ahmed Ahanger resident of Ziyarat Gali Kulgam and Umar Yaqoob Naik son of Mohd Yaqoob Naik resident of Khuloora Malwan. During questioning, they confessed their involvement in different burglaries & other offences. On their disclosure, six ATM Cards, 6 mobile phones and cash ?15,000 was recovered from their possession. Accordingly, all the accused persons were arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody.
Further investigation of the case is going on and more recoveries & arrests are expected.
In Bandipora,Police Station Bandipora received a complaint from one person namely Mohammad Hamza Lone son of Ayat Mohammad Lone resident of Mehoobul Alam Colony Kaloosa Bandipora stating therein that some thieves have barged inside his residential house and have stolen goods worth lakhs of rupees.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 34/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Bandipora and investigation was initiated.
During the course of investigation, a special investigation team headed by SHO PS Bandipora under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Bandipora Shri Mohammad Shafat-JKPS was constituted. During the course of investigation many suspects were called for questioning and after using all available means, officers zeroed in on two suspected persons identified as Sameer Ahmad Sheikh son of Riyaz Ahmad Sheikh and Zameer Ahmad Akhoon son of Zahoor Ahmad Akhoon, both residents of Kaloosa Bandipora. During questioning, both confessed their involvement in the commission of crime. Accordingly, they were arrested and shifted to a police station where they remain in custody.
On their disclosure, stolen items including golden jewellery, copper utensils, LED television, crockery items and other goods valuing lakhs of rupees were recovered from their possession.



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