According to police statement lies with API Said on November 10, 2022, FIR No. 295/2022 U/s 379, 457 IPC had been registered at Police Station Handwara for the theft of electronic gadgets and other essential tools from forest range office Handwara.
A team led by SHO Handwara immediately swung into action. Based on leads developed during investigation, statements of witnesses and technical evidence, 03 persons involved in the offence were identified, traced and arrested. They have been identified as:
1. Amjid Sheikh
S/o Ab Majeed
2. Irshad Ahmad Sheikh
S/o Sanaullah Sheikh both residents of Sheikh Colony Bagatpora Handwara.
3. Hilal Ahmad Dar S/o Gh Mohd R/o Sher Colony Sopore.
Based on their disclosure, the stolen items -1. LCD, 2. Grass Cutter, 3. Gas Cylinder, 4. Inverter Battery, 5. Printer, 6. Blower Heater, 7. Photostate Machine have been recovered from their possession.
Further investigation into the matter is going on to ascertain further involvement of the accused persons in other similar cases.