Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a thief involved in stealing cell phones from the attendants and patients at SKIMS, Soura in Srinagar.
An official said Aijaz Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Darresident of Haigam, Sopore, presently residing at Waheedpora, Ganderbal hasconfessed to the crime.
He said that they have recovered 19 mobile phones and aroundthree lakh rupees from the accused.
The official said that they were getting numerous complaintsof mobile thefts from people who were visiting SKIMS, Soura for treatment.
"A case under First Information Report (FIR) No. 10/2019 U/S379 RPC was lodged at Police Station Soura and investigation taken-up," hesaid.
The official said a team headed by sub-inspector WaseemJehangir under the supervision of SDPO Hazratbal Rameez Rashid Bhat was formedto solve the mobile theft cases.
It said that the police team utilized various methods andsources to arrest the suspect and during questioning he confessed to hisinvolvement in the theft cases.
"During questioning, the accused confessed that he used tosteal from patients and attendants, who used to wait to obtain OPD tickets."