Burglars strike retired police officer's house in Srinagar, decamp with guard's service rifle, ornaments

The SPO had left his rifle at the retired officer's residence, the officials said, adding that there was nobody at the house at that time.

Published: 27th August 2019 12:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2019 12:02 AM   |  A+A-

Robbery, Gold chain

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By PTI

SRINAGAR: Some burglars barged into a retired police officer's house and decamped with the service rifle of his guard, who is an SPO, and some gold ornaments, officials said on Monday.

The incident took place in the city's Rawalpora area on Sunday when the retired officer had gone to attend the marriage function of the Special Police Officer (SPO), they said.

The SPO had left his rifle at the retired officer's residence, the officials said, adding that there was nobody at the house at that time.

Citing the statement of the retired officer, the officials said he left his house around 2 pm on Sunday to attended the marriage ceremony of the SPO and returned at 5 pm.

He found his house had been burgled and that the perpetrators took away the AK-47 rifle of his guard and some gold ornaments, they said.

Police have registered a case and the matter is being probed.

The SPO was also called for questioning, the officials said.

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