J&K Police arrests thieves from SMHS

JAN 15: Jammu Kashmir Police arrested two thieves and recovered stolen property from their possession.

Police said that on January 12, Police Station Karan Nagar received a written complaint from Mohd Ashraf, resident of Lajoura, Pulwama stating that some unknown person’s have stolen his mobile phone at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.

Police said a case vide FIR No 01/2021 under relevant Sections of law was registered in Police Station Karan Nagar and investigation was initiated.

“During the course of investigation, a special team was constituted & deputed to SMHS Hospital Srinagar who nabbed one suspect identified as Sameer Ahmad Katto resident of Noorbagh, Bagwanpora, Srinagar. During his personal search five mobile phones were recovered,” police said.

When the officers spoke to him, police said, they learned about his involvement along with another accomplice identified as Sharif Ahmad Sheikh, resident of Barthana Qamarwari, Srinagar in the commission of crime.

Subsequently, police said, he was also arrested. “Both the accused persons were involved in stealing the mobile phones and other belongings of people in distress at hospital,” police said.
Police are carrying out further investigation into the matter and more arrests as well as recoveries are further expected.