Case of missing 10-year-old boy solved

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Srinagar, Jun 4 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir police today resolved the case of a missing ten-year-old boy Dilawar Ahmad Mir with the help of the Close Circuit Televison Video (CCTV) cameras installed at the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) counters.

A senior police officer said Mir had stolen his father's ATM card and withdrawn Rs 2.5 lakhs with the help of two Jharkhand residents.

The boy and his associates were taken into custody, he said adding the CCTV camera again helped the police to track down the accused.

Giving details about the case he said a report was lodged by one Khurshid Ahmad Mir, resident of Chanapora, that his son Dilawar Ahmad Mir ,a class sixth student, was missing from his home since May 29.

The officer said Khurshid also informed that his ATM card of Punjab National Bank (PNB) was also missing.

Taking a clue, a special police team immediately requited the PNB to freeze the ATM card and also provide full details about the withdrawals.

The details showed that the ATM card was used for 109 times and a total of Rs 2.50 lakh had been withdrawn since December 12, last year at different places, including Lal Chowk, Court Road, Anantnag, Awantipora, Rawalpora and Udhampur, the officer added.

However, the latest withdrawal was made from Court road which helped the police to identify the accused, he said adding the PNB branch manager provided CCTV which clearly showed one Khalid Ansari, a resident of Deograh, Jharkhand helping the boy to withdraw the money from the bank.

Ansari was working in a furniture factory owned by Dilawar's uncle at Bijbehara in Anantnag.

He said an amount of Rs 46,200 ws recovered from Khalid who, during an investigation, admitted that he helped the boy, who was now in a house at Alochi Bagh with Mohammad Akbar also a resident of Jharkhand.

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