Police arrested a gang of dacoits and recovered property and cash worth lacs of rupees.On 28-06-2018, Police Station Nowgam received a complaint from one individual namely Ab Rashid Zargar son of Ab Samad Zargar resident of Ichgam Budgam, stating therein that the applicant is a whole-sale dealer of jewellery and after attending his business activities at Pulwama on 27-06-2018 he was travelling back to his home via Nowgam in his WagonR vehicle bearing registration No. DL9CY/6338. The applicant was carrying gold worth several lacs and cash of 5,50000 with him. While he reached near Suthsoo Kalan at around 19:30 hours some unknown pheran wearing persons having beard masquerading themselves as terrorists intercepted the vehicle of applicant and asked him to drop them at some safe place as Army is in their search, police spokesman said Valley Media Service in a statement. However, on refusal by the applicant these unknown persons forcefully made their entry in the vehicle and took the applicant along with vehicle to some isolated place near Khanda, where these persons after conducting personal search of applicant took away the vehicle along with cash and gold as well as mobile phones of applicant.On this complaint, a case FIR No. 62/2018 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Nowgam and investigation started.
During the course of investigation, investigating team after analysing the case from all aspects succeeded in arresting one suspect namely Mushtaq Ahmad Pandith alias Teja son of Mohd Sultan resident of Kakapora Pulwama, who during questioning made vital disclosures regarding the dacoity and one lac cash was recovered from him. He also made disclosures regarding the other accused in the crime and accordingly police arrested four more accused namely Manzoor Ahmad Mir son of Gh Rasool resident of Badibag Pulwama (from whose possession police recovered gold worth 12 lacs and 95,000 Cash), Javaid Ahmad Ganie son of Rehman resident of Mohnij Pulwama ( from whose possession police recovered ? 88,000 Cash), Amir Manzoor Malik son of Manzoor Ahmad resident of Chatpora Pulwama ( from whose possession police recovered 2 lac cash) & Zahoor Ahmad Zargar alias Beta son of Assadullah resident of New Colony Pulwama ( from whose possession police recovered gold worth ten lacs).Police also recovered one WagonR vehicle & mobile Phone (Value worth 5,000). Overall value of recovered property & cash is nearly 28, 88000 rupees.General public have lauded the efforts of police in nabbing the culprits and recovering the property & cash worth lacs of rupees.(VMS)