Police in summer capital Srinagar on Thursday said they arrested to alleged thieves who were ‘stealing phones and other belongings of people in distress’ at one of the biggest hospitals in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Police said on Tuesday they received a complaint from a Pulwama resident, Muhammad Ashraf, who stated that his cellular phone was stolen while he was in the premises of Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Old City’s Nawa Bazar.
Ashraf’s complaint was received at Karan Nagar Police Station and the police formed a special investigation team for the probe.
After monitoring the CCTV footage, police zeroed in on a suspect Sameer Ahmad Katto, who is a resident of Noorbagh in Srinagar. “During his frisking five mobile phones were recovered,” police said.
“When the officers spoke to him, they learnt about his involvement along with an accomplice Sharif Ahmad Sheikh,” the police said.
Sheikh, a resident of Qamarwari in Srinagar was also arrested.
“Both the accused persons were involved in stealing the mobile phones and other belongings of people in distress at hospital,” the police said.
Police said more arrests and recoveries are expected.