During the intervening night of 19/20th of June, 2017, some burglars broke open the shutters of two shops and one ATM in Doda town. Upon the receipt of this information through reliable source, SHO P/S Doda Inspr. Raghbir Singh and I/C PP DH Doda, SI Ashiq Husain visited the spot and enquired from different people at different locations. Finally they came to know that the burglars have succeeded in breaking open the shutters of two shops belonging to Yawar Zaffer Butt under the name and style of Yawar Readymade Garments located Near District Library Doda and Riaz Ahmed Thokar. After broking open the upper part of ATM of HDFC, but dismantled the upper part of ATM and did not succeed in opening the locker of ATM. The burglars succeeded in decamping with Rs 80,000/- from the shop of Yawar Zaffer Butt. During the course of investigation, Doda Police rounded up some suspects for questioning. During sustained interrogation, one suspect namely Jaffer Hussain S/o Abdul Hamid Mir R/o Beoli Doda confessed that he has committed the offence and decamped with Rs 80,000/- from the shop of Yawar Zaffar Butt. On his confession, the recovery of Rs 80,000/- was effected as well as the weapon of offence i.e., hammer, screw driver, iron rod etc. Further the accused confessed that by virtue of being an electrician by profession, he has installed more than 250 CCTV Cameras in Doda town. He used to snap the wire of the CCTV cameras before committing the offence to avoid himself from the gaze of the camera. In this regard, a case FIR No 134/2017 U/S 457/380 RPC has been registered at P/S Doda and investigation was started. Accused namely Jaffer Hussain S/o Abdul Hamid Mir R/o Beoli Doda has been taken into Police custody for further investigation and his involvement in other theft/robbery cases can’t be ruled out. It is pertinent to mention here that the same accused has confessed that he had made abortive attempts to break open the shutters of J&K Bank and HDFC Bank located in Doda town a month before.
The general public of Doda town have appreciated the prompt act of Doda Police in solving the burglary case within a couple of hours. This all has been done by the hectic efforts of SI Ashiq Hussain I/C PP DH Doda and SHO P/S Doda Inspr. Raghbir Singh, under the supervision of Dy. SP Hqrs Doda Shri. Iftkhar Ahmed under the overall supervision SSP Doda Shri. Mohammad Shabir, KPS.