J-K Police arrests fake ‘magician’

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A fake magician who posed as a beggar and had looted cash and gold from a residential house in Ichgam area of district Budgam was arrested from Putlibagh Budgam, police said.

Police said that a written complaint was received from Abdul Rashid Bhat Son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat Resident of Ichgam Budgam complaining therein that a person posing as magician/beggar came his house and requested for a cup of tea in lieu of showing some magic tricks.

Later, he offered to do magic with cash and Gold and managed to loot the same and escaped from the spot.

The incident was widely shared on social media and general public raised concern over such incidents.

“Acting swiftly upon the information and the social media reports, a case FIR number 90/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Budgam and Investigation set into motion”.

During the course of Investigation Budgam Police sought help of general public and field intelligence and carried out multiple  raids at different locations resulting in rounding of a suspect namely Mushtaq Ahmad Shah Son of Sana Ullah Shah Resident of Kanigund Beerwah who upon sustained questioning confessed to his involvement in the commission of Crime.

On his disclosure, stolen property including two bangles, one pair of earning, one chain and ring were recovered.

The police further said that further investigation in the case is underway and more recoveries are expected.

Meanwhile, Budgam Police thanks general public for extending their support and has requested them to be careful while dealing with strangers. (CNS)

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