In a major breakthrough, Jammu Police busted a gang of burglars who were stealing Mobile tower batteries across Jammu and Samba districts from last four years and had given slip to Police many times.

RS Pura Police constituted different special teams led by SHO MiranSahib Aijaz Wani, SHO Bishnah Anil Chowdhary and SHO RS Pura Jai Pal Sharma under the supervision of SDPO RS Pura Shabir Khan.

Jammu : Special Police teams after generating a specific input at Miran Sahib laid a special nakka at Kotli Mian Fateh and took into custody one Bilal Ahmed Wani S/O Mohd Ishaq Wani R/O Baglee Gandoh Distt Doda at present Beli Charana Jammu. On questioning Bilal revealed the names of four more associates namely:-

  1. Mohd. Irfan S/O Abdul Rashid Rather R/O Chinot Badherwah Distt. Doda A/P Belicharana Jammu.
  2. Mohd. Saleem Rather S/O Abdul Rashid Rather R/O Chinot Badherwah Distt. Doda A/P Belicharana Jammu.
  3. Imran Ahmed Rather S/O Abdul Rashid Rather R/O Chinot Badherwah Distt. Doda A/P Belicharana Jammu.
  4. Jamat Ali S/O Mohd. Shafi R/O Nikki Tawi Belicharana Jammu.

All four of them were taken into custody and on their disclosure 150 No’s of mobile tower batteries valuing Rs. 1800000 have been recovered so far.

It is preteniant to mention that on 16th March these thieves attempted a theft in a telecom tower in Bishnah and Police recovered a Vehicle left by thieves when they fled away after raided by Bishnah Police.

After getting some technical and physical evidences and generating an input about the movement of the kingpin Bilal, Police arrested him at Miran Sahib.

It is apt to mention that all the accused were previously employees of various mobile companies viz Airtel / Jio / Vodafone etc and were having full technical knowledge about mobile towers.

The group had purchased a Van bearing no. JK02M-0941 and a Bolero Pickup bearing no. JK02AE-6078 for commission of crime, both the vehicles have been seized.

The modus operandi of the gang was that they targeted the rural mobile towers as these towers were without guards for protection and using their previous experience of dealing with batteries accused committed the crime.

The areas targeted by them includes Domana, Jajjar Kotli, Sidhra, Miran Sahib, Bishnah, R S Pura, Vijaypur and Samba. They broke open the doors by using hammers and Screwdrivers.

Police is also working on arresting the scrap dealers where these batteries were being sold by these thieves.

As many as 06 FIR’s of P/S Gandhi Nagar, Miran Sahib , Bishnah and R S Pura have been solved.

Subsequently three snatching incidents which happened in the areas of Narwal, Bathindi, Trikuta Nagar and RS Pura were also solved and snatched money is being recovered.

According to Police more recoveries and arrests will happen in near future.

Whole operation was being conducted under the supervision of SP Hqrs Jammu Adil Hamid and under the overall supervision of SSP Jammu Shridhar Patil…..