Police recovers 18 sheep in Awantipora theft, two arrested

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Police have solved a theft case by arresting two accused persons involved in the commission of crime and recovered the stolen sheep from their possession in south Kashmir’s Awantipora district on Sunday.

A police spokesperson said in a statement said that on 25/03/2023, Police Station Awantipora received a written complaint regarding theft of 25 sheep from Ali Mohd Khan son of Mohd Sultan resident of Dangerpora Padgampora.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 41/2023 under relevant sections of law was registered in police station Awantipora and investigation was initiated.

“During the course of investigation, a special police team was constituted headed by SHO police station Awantipora for its quick disposal. Officers investigating the case learnt about the involvement of two accused persons identified as Nazakat Bokhda son of Zubair Bokhda resident of Shar Shali Khrew and Mushtaq Ahmad Bajad son of Mohammad Bashir Bajad resident of Champa Rajouri A/P Puchal Pulwama who were subsequently arrested. During questioning, they confessed their involvement in the commission of crime,” he said.

“On their disclosure, 18 sheep were recovered from their possession. Both the accused persons have been shifted to police station for custody. The stolen property will be handed over their rightful owners after completion of legal formalities,” an official said. (KS)

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