Srinagar, Nov 25 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir police solved a robbery case when they arrested a group of thieves involved in a number of theft cases in the uptown, a senior police officer said.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Srinagar, said a complaint was received from one Bashir Ahmed Wani, owner of Wani Iron and Steel, situated at Nowgam Chowk, that on the intervening night of November 4 and 5, some thieves had stolen 30 quintals of Tata Shakti galvanized iron sheets.
He said during the investigation, it was learnt that an oraganised gang of burglars, committing crimes in the area, was behind the theft.
Four of the gang members identified as Abdul Rashid Matta, Manzoor Ahmad, Ajaz Ahmed and Irfan Ahmed Bhat, were arrested.
Later, police recovered 30 quintals of iron sheets from the residence of Manzoor Ahmad Sofi.
He said 3.5 quintals had already been seized by police station Soura.
The vehicle used in transportation of stolen items was also seized.
The modus operandi of the thieves was that, in the dead of the night, they parked their vehicle next to the shop and manually carried the tin sheets into the vehicle and dumped them at the residence of Manzoor.
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