Srinagar, Sep 22: Police in Anantnag Wednesday said to have busted a gang and made arrests of several accused persons on recovery of eighteen stolen vehicles in the south-Kashmir district.
Police Station Anantnag received information through reliable sources that a number of vehicles stolen from various parts of the country are plying in Anantnag town and its outskirts which are being used for carrying out various criminal activities and accordingly a case vide FIR No. 411/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation was initiated, reads a statement.
Subsequently, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Anantnag was constituted to investigate the matter, the statement reads adding during the course of investigation, after strenuous efforts 18 vehicles including three two wheelers suspected to be stolen vehicles were recovered. Out of these, it reads, 10 vehicles have so far been established to be stolen vehicles about which FIRs are registered in various police stations of the country.
Credentials are being ascertained about remaining vehicles which prima-facie appear to be stolen only, it reads.
During the investigation, as of now five accused persons found involved in theft and possession of stolen vehicles have been arrested even as further investigation into the matter is going on and efforts are on to recover all the other stolen vehicles mainly plying in Anantnag.
General public is requested not to buy any suspicious non-J&K registered vehicle from any unauthorized dealers/persons and buy vehicles only after proper verification from the Police and concerned RTOs, it concluded.