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3 men held for robbing jeweller in Kishtwar

JAMMU: Three people were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly looting a jeweller of Rs 5 lakh on the pretext of a business deal in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The jeweller Sajid Ali Zergar, a resident of Hidyal village in Kishtwar, lodged a complaint on Tuesday alleging that he was deceived by some people on the pretext of selling him gold at cheap rates in Drabshalla last week, a police spokesman said.

On reaching Drabshalla, Zergar said he was asked to move to some abandoned place near Kandini but sensing a "honey trap" tried to move back towards Kishtwar when he got waylaid by the accused and was looted of Rs 5 lakh that he had with him.

The spokesman said a case was registered and a special team formed which solved the case within 24 hours by arresting all the three accused - Khalid Kotwal of Hidyal, Yaseen Wahid and Muzamil Shabir, both residents of Bhaderwah.

An amount of Rs 3 lakh was also recovered from them, he said.

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