ammu and Kashmir police arrested a thief and recovered stolen property while eight logs of illicit timber in the apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir district, a police spokesman said on Thursday.
He said a number of theft incidents were reported in Police Station (PS) Tarzoo, Sopore recently.
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A police team was constituted and a thief identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar, resident Maharajpora, Sopore was arrested. On his disclosure during interrogation, police recovered stolen property, he said.
A case FIR No. 52/21 U/S 379, 511 IPC registered at PS Tarzoo and further investigation taken up.
He said on a tip-off, police raided a house of one Tariq Ahmad Malik at Dalri Rafiabad, Sopore and recovered eight logs of illicit timber.
A case FIR No. 105/2021 U/S 379 IPC & 6 Forest Act registered at PS Dangiwacha and investigation has been initiated.