Two thieves arrested in SMHS hospital: Police

Srinagar: Srinagar Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two thieves and have recovered stolen property from their possession.

Police spokesman in a statement said that on 12-01-2021, Police Station Karan Nagar received a written complaint from Muhammad Ashraf of Lajoura Pulwama, stating therein that some unknown person(s) have stolen his mobile phone at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.

Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR number 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 and deputed to SMHS hospital Srinagar who nabbed one suspect identified as Sameer Ahmad Katto resident of Noorbagh Bagwanpora Srinagar. During his personal search five (05) mobile phones were recovered,” police said.

“When the officers spoke to him, they learnt about his involvement along with an accomplice identified as Sharif Ahmad Sheikh resident of Barthana Qamarwari Srinagar in the commission of crime. Subsequently, 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, adding that further investigation into the matter is going on while more arrests and recoveries are expected. (KNO)

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