COVID-19: Amid fear, shops looted & set ablaze in Sopore

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SOPORE — Amid lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, burglars in the intervening night of Saturday-Sunday struck two shops in north Kashmir’s Sopore and decamped with valuables worth lakhs.

Reports reaching here said that burglars looted a grocery shop of Bashir Ahmad Khan near main chowk Sopore and decamped with various kinds of groceries worth lakhs. After stealing valuables, the burglars torched the shop as well, reports said.

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“On early Sunday at 3 AM, I received a call from a fire tender who informed me about the incident.”

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In a separate incident, a wholesale vegetable shop of Mushtaq Ahmad at Shalpora Sopore was also looted, officials said, adding that burglars struck his shop and decamped with huge quantity of vegetables.

Meanwhile, Station House Officer (SHO) Sopore said that one shop was gutted in fire mishap while another was looted by burglars.

He said they have registered a case in Police Station Sopore in this regard.

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