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Dastgeer Sahib Shrine theft case solved, two accused held: Police

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Srinagar: Srinagar police on Sunday claimed to have solved a theft case that had taken place at Dastgeer Sahib shrine in Khanyar area by arrested two accused persons involved in the crime.

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) Khanyar police station had received information on February 10 that a theft has taken place from donation box at Dastgeer Sahib Shrine in Khanyar by breaking the lock of donation box in the intervening night of 9th and 10th February.

It reads that a case under FIR no 05/2022 U/S 380, 427 of IPC was registered and investigation was taken up.

“During the investigation of this case, technical means of investigation were employed. After obtaining initial leads about one of the accused, two teams were constituted at Police station Khanyar under supervision of Mohammad Yasser Parrey, SDPO Khanyar to nab the culprits. After consistent efforts, the first accused identified as Tahir Ahmad Mir of Harden, Kupwara was apprehended from Lolab area of Kupwara today, who after initial examination confessed to the commission of offence in light of technical evidences,” it reads.

It reads that he also disclosed about his another associate who was involved in the offence namely Jaffar Ahmad Mir of the same area of Kupwara.

“On their instance, cash amounting to Rs 8090 has been recovered so far relating to theft from donation box. Moreover, during their sustained examination, the arrested accused confessed to commission of other thefts in Srinagar city.”

It reads that subsequently, three more suspects were arrested and stolen jewellery items worth lakhs were also recovered on their instance.

“Further investigation is in full swing and some more arrests and recoveries are expected in this regard,” it reads. (KNS)

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