Jammu Police recovers 40 tola gold, arrests notorious thief
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Jammu Police cracked a theft case and recovered 40 Tola (404.86 grams) of gold ornaments from a notorious thief who had been involved in four different cases.
According to SSP Jammu, Dr Vinod Kumar, the police teams of PS Janipur, under the supervision of SP North Kulbir Handa and led by SDPO West Vikram Singh and SHO PS Janipur Inspector Sikander Singh, worked tirelessly on the information regarding theft in the area under the jurisdiction of PS Janipur.
Briefing media persons on Friday, the SSP informed that the police teams collected CCTV footage, tracked the movement of the suspect and identified his modus operandi.
The suspect was identified as Shubam, son of Satish Kumar, resident of Gurah Qasim Nagar, Bakshi Nagar at present near Kali Mata Mandir, Shiv Nagar, Jammu.
He was rounded up and interrogated by the police. He confessed his involvement in the theft cases and disclosed the locations where he had sold the stolen gold ornaments
The police teams recovered the stolen gold from three branches of Muthoot Finance Ltd. (Janipur, Bahu plaza and Shastri Nagar Jammu), one branch of Manappuram Finance Ltd (Sarwal) and one branch of Canara Bank (Janipur Jammu).
The stolen gold items were seized in four different cases in which the thief was involved, namely case FIR No. 34/2022 U/S 457/380/414 IPC and case FIR No.65/2023 u/s 454/380 IPC both registered at PS Janipur and two case FIR Nos. 144/2023 U/s 454/380 IPC and FIR No. 145/2023 registered at PS Bakshi Nagar The thief was arrested and further investigation of the case is going on.
It is pertinent to mention that out of the recovered gold items, 296 grams were seized in the above mentioned cases and the rest of the items were seized u/s 102 Cr.PC.