ATM theft case: Police arrests four accused in Kulgam | KNO

ATM theft case: Police arrests four accused in Kulgam | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Kulgam, June 27 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to have solved an ATM loot case and arrested four accused persons. The stolen money was also recovered, police said. Police in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that during the intervening night of June 19-20, burglars dismantled the ATM of State Bank of India near Fruit Mandi Kulgam and used a vehicle to transport it to a safer place. Police said that the next day, Police Station Kulgam on a specific input recovered the damaged ATM in a deserted area of Laroo in District Kulgam. Acting on a tip-off, police said that a manhunt was launched and arrested the burglars identified as Liyaqat Ahmad Shiekh, son of Muhammad Afzal Shiekh. Umer Akbar Shiekh, son of Muhammad Akber, Yawar Ahmad Lone, son of Mubarakh Ahmad, all residents of Khasipora Shopian and Junaid Bashir Bhat, son of Bashir Ahmad of Nonmie, Yaripora. Police said that 8,65,800 was recovered from the damaged ATM with the help of experts from JK Bank and SDRF. Regarding the incident, a case under FIR number 121/2020 under section 457, 380 IPC stands registered in Police Station Kulgam, police said, adding that further investigation into the matter is still in progress—(KNO)