STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: Police arrested eight thieves and a contractor who was dealing in stolen property from Rajbagh area of the city and recovered stolen property worth lakhs of rupees, which had been stolen from various parts of Srinagar City. Community members from Rajbagh area had recently complained to Police Station Rajbagh about such criminal activities. Police had intensified patrolling and night checking in the area. Last night while patrolling the area, eight thieves were arrested and taken to police station. On questioning, the accused persons disclosed their hideout where they had dumped all the stolen goods. There upon officers from the local police unit seized the stolen items which include geysers, cooking utensils, copper, blankets, TVs and other house-hold items. During the course of investigation, police also arrested a contractor who was allegedly dealing in stolen property linked to this crime. “Investigation is going on to identify other persons involved in these criminal offences,” a police official said.
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