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21 held for stealing copper wire installed by railways Dept in Kashmir: Police

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A file photo of Srinagar-Banihal train.

‘Stolen property worth Rs 3,56,572 recovered’

Srinagar: Government Railway Police Kashmir (GRPK) on Saturday claimed to have solved the theft cases by arresting 21 accused persons involved in robbing OHE copper wire, which were being installed by railway authorities through a private firm.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) GRPK, Harmeet Singh in a statement said that 21 accused have been arrested while the stolen property of OHE wire 388 Kgs, worth Rs 3,56,572 was also recovered from them.

“The job installation of OHE copper wire by railway authorities through M/S R S Infra private limited company has been under progress from Baramulla to Banihal since September 2021. While the job of the installation of said wire was being carried out by the said agency it was reported by the said company that during night hours, unknown thieves have committed theft of OHE copper wire/ attempts to theft in Sopore, Pattan, Budgam, Srinagar and Bijbehara areas,” he said.

He added that on the basis of the written reports received from the M/S R S Infra private limited company, nine FIRs (04 in 2021 and 05 in 2022) were registered in GRPS of Baramulla/Hamaray/Srinagar and Anantnag, and investigation was set into motion.

“To work out the case, SSP GRPK constituted 03 separate teams Sub Division wise led by the concerned SHO’s and supervised by the concerned SDPO’s. The teams after strenuous/hectic efforts cracked /solved the theft cases by arresting 21 accused persons involved in the commission of crime,” he said.

“The stolen property of OHE wire 388 Kgs, worth Rs 3,56,572 was also recovered from them. Weapon of offences including cutter, Hexa blades, Gloves and ropes along with four load carriers utilized for the transportation of stolen property were also seized,” SSP GRPK said.

 

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