Police bust gang of ‘dacoits’ in Pulwama

Police bust gang of ‘dacoits’ in Pulwama
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Srinagar: Police today said a gang of dacoits was busted in Pulwama. Four persons involved in extortion and theft cases were arrested.

A police spokesman said jewellery and other articles worth lakhs of rupees were also recovered.

Police Station Rajpora Pulwama received information with regard to roaming of a gang of dacoits in the area during night time, masquerading themselves to be gunmen and extorted valuables on gun point from the inmates of targeted houses.

“On receipt of this information, Pulwama Police established various checkpoints/traps and managed to caught one culprit red-handed at Hanjin Balla. He was identified as Aamir Majeed Mir of Rajpora Pulwama. On search, a toy pistol and extorted jewellery items were recovered from his possession,” he said.

Later four more persons involved in such acts were also arrested.

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