Bilal Ahmad

Gang using fake guns for robberies busted in Sopore: Police

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Sopore: The local police in Sopore Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of thieves who were allegedly using “fake” guns for carrying out robberies in the apple town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
SDPO Sopore Raja Majid told a press conference that a “gang using a wooden AK 47 looting people in parts of Sopore” had been arrested by a team of police on Thursday.
He further informed that the gang comprising of four members were arrested by them during a “special operation”.
The SDPO said that they had recovered a wooden AK-47 gun, one motorcycle and two cell phones from the gang’s procession which they were using to loot people in parts of Sopore.
Police identified the accused as Bilal Ahmed Rather (Carpenter), Latief alias Tusqi, Farooq Ahmed and Ishfaq Ahmed-all residents of Sopore.
Station House officer Azim Iqbal told media persons that the accused had committed “many robberies in town using the wooden gun”.
Iqbal said the accused were active in the area for the last one year.

Bilal Ahmad

Bilal Ahmad is a reporter and covers city beat and sports, can be contacted [email protected]

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