Srinagar: Stepping up its drive against criminal offenders, Handwara Police arrested three accused wanted in two theft cases and recovered stolen property from their possession.
On January 13, 2023, FIR No. 07/2023 U/s 379 IPC had been registered at Police Station Handwara for the theft of a motorcycle bearing registration No. JK05C/3375 from Gonipora.
A team led by SHO Handwara immediately swung into action. Based on leads developed during investigation, statements of witnesses and technical evidence, the accused involved in the offence was identified, traced and arrested.
The accused has been identified as Shafkat Shareef Pir, S/O Mohammad Shareef, R/O Gundsana Hyhama Kupwara. Based on his disclosure, the stolen motorcycle has been recovered. The vehicle (Tata Mobile) used in the commission of the crime has also been seized.
Furthermore, FIR NO. 30/2023 U/S 379 had been registered in PS Handwara on February 16, 2023 for the theft of iron rods from a shop at Bypass Handwara. A team of PS Handwara immediately swung into action, identified the two accused involved in the commission of crime and arrested them. They have been identified as Mudasir Majeed Shah, S/O Ab Majid, R/O Jamia Qadeem Sopore and Nasir Ahmad Sofi, S/O Mushtaq Ahmad, R/O Naseembagh Sopore A/P Kushal Colony, Sopore.
Based on their disclosure, around 14.5 quintals of stolen iron rods have been recovered. The vehicle (truck) used in the commission of crime has also been seized in the instant case.
Further investigation in both the cases is going on to ascertain further involvement of accused persons in other theft cases.