Man slapped with PSA in north Kashmir, says police

Central Jail Srinagar. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: A notorious car lifter was booked under PSA in central Kashmir’s Budgam on Monday, police said.

In a statement issued, the police said that acting tough against the habitual offenders, Police in Budgam have booked a notorious and habitual car thief under Public Safety Act for his continuous involvement in vehicle theft cases.

The booked person is the kingpin of a vehicle lifting gangs operating in various districts of J&K, especially in Budgam. There was huge resentment among the public for his involvement in repeated criminal activities of car lifting/theft incidents as such there was every likelihood of turning said issue of car lifting into law and order problems, police said.

The statement further stated that the said habitual thief who was booked under PSA has been identified as Riyaz Ahmed Rather @Riyaz Gani son of Abdul Gani Rather resident of Nasrullahpora Budgam.

Community members are once again advised to be aware of such thieves/fraudsters who steal the vehicles and thereafter sell these to innocent gullible people.

People are as such requested not to purchase vehicles without verifying the credentials of vehicle documents and not to fall prey to such fraudsters who usually sell these vehicles at low rates. Besides, register a complaint to the nearest police station if such suspicious or fraudulent activity is noticed, reads the statement.


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