Modus Operandi of gang was to select soft targets along highway and carry out thefts, police says.
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a gang of highway robbers by arresting three members in Rajouri district.
The arrest followed intensification of patrolling along the Jammu-Rajouri highway after complaints of thefts in shops and suspicious movement around Narian stretch, a police spokesman said.
He said the police received an information about some youths near Kallar late on Tuesday night.
The police team rushed to the spot and managed to nab the three youths -- Zahir Abass, Azar Farooq Lonea and Tariq Aziz -- while they were trying to break open a shutter of a shop, the spokesman said.
"The modus operandi of the trio was such that they used to move on the highway stretch around midnight, select soft targets, whether a vehicle or a business establishment and carry out thefts," he said, adding that so far they have been found to be involved in a theft case and recovered a stolen motorcycle at their disposure.
The spokesman said more arrests and recoveries are expected in the coming days.