Vehicle lifters’ gang busted, nine stolen vehicles recovered

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JAMMU Feb 22: Nine vehicles, which were stolen from different parts of the J&K, were recovered as a gang was busted with the arrest of 11 persons here, a senior police officer said.
Efforts are being made to arrest the fugitive conduits belonging to other states who are part of the vehicle lifting gang, Senior Superintendent of Police, Jammu, Shridhar Patil told reporters.
In order to reduce the menace of motor vehicles theft/ burglary and snatching in South Division of Jammu City, SSP Jammu has constituted
“A special team headed by Inspector Gurnam Singh Choudhary SHO Gandhi Nagar was constituted to reduce the menace of motor vehicles theft/burglary and snatching in South Division of Jammu City,” SSP said adding that acting swiftly the team established special/ surprised nakas at different locations and rounded up number of suspects and put them to sustained questioning during which accused Mukhtiar Ali, resident of Hugli, West Bengal at present Jain Bazar Jammu, Fjaz Ahmed, resident of Mahore Reasi at present Sidhra Jammu, Zulfkar, resident of Malik Market Narwal Jammu, Tahir Ahmed, resident of Bihar at present Narwal Jammu, Sonam, resident of Chhattisgarh at present Narwal, Parvez Ahmed, resident of Nigam, Budgam in Kashmir and five Juveniles involved in the commission of crime were sent to Juvinile Home R.S Pura after legal formalities.
On the disclosure statement of the accused, he said 17 motor vehicles, gold ornaments weighing 16 Tolas worth Rs 7,50,000 stolen in case FIR No. 44/2020 under Section 457/380 IPC and one Samsung Mobile worth Rs 21,000 snatched in case FIR No. 28/2020 under Section 382/34 IPC were recovered.
A total of nine Motor Vehicle theft, one burglary and one snatching case of PS Gandhi Nagar Jammu have been worked out with the arrest of accused, he said.
The questioning of the accused is going on and more recoveries at this stage cannot be ruled out, SSP added.
The arrest and recoveries were made by Insp. Gurnam Singh Choudhary SHO Gandhi Nagar under the supervision of DySP Ram Singh SDPO City South Jammu, Vinay Kumar SP City South and Shridhar Patil.

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