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GPS tracking system in car helps cops trace hijackers, recover stolen vehicle

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi , April 26, 2011
First Published: 00:49 IST(26/4/2011) | Last Updated: 00:50 IST(26/4/2011)

A Global Positioning System (GPS) tracker helped Delhi Police catch a gang of five carjackers.


Five youths were apprehended from Panipat, Haryana, with the help of a Global Positioning System (GPS) installed in a vehicle they had hijacked from Northwest Delhi.

“The five men are Sanjay (28), Kushal (26), Raja Singh (25), Subhash (28) and Babloo (26). They allegedly used to loot luxury cars and then sell them in Haryana and UP,” said Meenu Chaudhury, Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest).

All the accused have previous criminal history. Sanjay allegedly worked as a tout and a driver at IGI Airport. He came in contact with other touts and drivers like Subhash and local goons Kushal and Raja.

“Rajdhar Yadav (32), a cab driver with Top Wheels Tour and Travels Company in Gurgaon, said that on April 24 while he was heading to Paharganj from Gurgaon in an Innova, three men signalled him to stop. When he crossed the Delhi border at Rajokri, he stopped his taxi, they asked him to go to Delhi,” Chaudhury said.

When they reached Jhandewalan at 3:30am, they forced him to stop the car. Then they bound and gagged him put him inside the taxi.

The police said that since the car’s GPS was activated, they managed to trace the vehicle’s location and a police team was sent to find and arrest the culprits.  The GPS showed the vehicle’s location between Karnal and Panipat. The car was found in village Didwari District Panipat. The taxi was found in possession of accused Babloo and Subhash .

“Kushal is a history sheeter and was involved in 10 criminal cases while Subhash (28) worked as a tout at IGIA airport and then became a driver. Babloo is involved in criminal cases in Panipat and allegedly used to prepare forged registration papers of vehicles,” added Chaudhury.

In another case, four persons were arrested by Crime Branch from various parts of the capital recently and recovered nine stolen luxury cars from their possession.

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