Police arrested two thieves and recovered stolen property from their possession in SMHS Hospital today.
In a statement, police said January 12, Police Station Karan Nagar received a written complaint from Muhammad Ashraf resident of Lajoura Pulwama stating therein that some unknown persons have stolen his mobile phone at SMHS Hospital.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 01/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Karan Nagar and investigation was initiated.
“During the course of investigation, a special team was constituted and deputed to SMHS hospital Srinagar who nabbed one suspect identified as Sameer Ahmad Katto resident of Noorbagh Bagwanpora Srinagar. During his personal search five mobile phones were recovered,” the statement said.
“When the officers spoke to him, they learnt about his involvement along with accomplice identified as Sharif Ahmad Sheikh resident of Barthana Qamarwari Srinagar in the commission of crime. Subsequently, he was also arrested. Both the accused persons were involved in stealing the mobile phones and other belongings of people in distress at hospital. Further investigation into the matter is going on. More arrests and recoveries are expected,” it added.