Police on Saturday said that it arrested three accused persons involved in theft and burglary cases and recovered stolen property worth lakhs of rupees from their possession.
A police spokesman in a statement said: "Police Station Nowhatta received a written complaint from Manzoor Ahmad Wani son of GhulamQadir resident of BotshahMohallaLalbazar stating that he parked his vehicle bearing number DL10CA 3854 opposite Rung-hamamNowhatta and pashmina shawls worth 3,50,000 rupees were kept inside the vehicle. After locking the Car completely he proceeded to nearby Masjid for offering Asar prayers. The complaint further reads that on his return, he found pashmina shawls missing from his vehicle."
In this regard, a case FIR No 20/2018 under section 379 RPC was registered in Police Station Nowhatta and investigation was set into motion, said police spokesman.
"During the course of investigation, a police team led by SHO NowhattaWasim Ahmad cracked the case within an hour by arresting the accused person identified as Ubaid Farooq Rather son of Farooq Ahmad resident of Tabtien Colony Eidgah Srinagar and recovered the stolen property from his possession," he said.
Further investigation of the case is going on. More arrests are expected in this case, he said.
"Also the investigations into case FIR number 17/2018 under section 457, 380 RPC registered at Police Station Nowhatta led to the arrest of a burglar namely Amir AltafZargar son of Mohammad AltafZargar resident of BakurAlastang and gold worth one lac rupees was recovered," he said.
"Another burglary case FIR No 21/2018 under section 457, 380 RPC was solved by Srinagar police after it arrested the accused burglar identified as Basit Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Abdullah Bhat resident of Natipora A/P FatehKadal Srinagar. Stolen items including LED, cash 40,000 & other articles were recovered from his possession," he added.