Srinagar, Jan 14 (GNS): Two thieves were arrested from SMHS hospital and at least five mobile phones besides other stolen property were recovered from their possession, police said on Thusrday.
“On January 12, Police Station Karan Nagar received a written complaint from Mohammad Ashraf resident of Lajoura Pulwama, stating therein that some unknown person(s) have stolen his mobile phone at SMHS Hospital Srinagar,” a police spokesperson said.
Accordingly, he said, a case (FIR No. 01/2021) under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation was initiated.
During the course of investigation, he said, a special team was constituted and deputed to SMHS hospital Srinagar who nabbed one suspect identified as Sameer Ahmad Katto of Noorbagh Bagwanpora Srinagar. “During his personal search five (05) mobile phones were recovered,” he said.
When the officers spoke to him, he said, they learnt about his involvement along with accomplice identified as Sharif Ahmad Sheikh of Barthana Qamarwari Srinagar in the commission of crime. “Subsequently, he was also arrested. Both the accused persons were involved in stealing the mobile phones and other belongings of people in distress at hospital,” he said, adding, “Further investigation into the matter is going on. More arrests & recoveries are expected.”(GNS)