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Auto dealers’ gang busted

A gang of four auto dealers, who used to purchase luxury vehicles stolen from north India before selling them to VIPs including retired Indian Army officers and lawyers across the NCR, was arrested in south Delhi's Haus Khas area on Wednesday, police said.

delhi Updated: Jan 20, 2011 00:30 IST
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A gang of four auto dealers, who used to purchase luxury vehicles stolen from north India before selling them to VIPs including retired Indian Army officers and lawyers across the NCR, was arrested in south Delhi's Haus Khas area on Wednesday, police said.

"The arrested have been identified as Pawan Goel, Amit Bansal, Pradeep Kumar and Bipin Kumar Gupta. While Goel and Gupta are residents of Bulandshaher, Bansal and Kumar were their local contacts in Rohini," said a police officer.

Police said the gang used to purchase vehicles stolen by auto lifters active in the NCR before taking them to Bulandshaher and imprinting fictitious engine chassis numbers on them. Goel and Gupta own a workshop.

"After they had changed the engine chassis number, they used to sell these vehicles. One such sale was made to a retired Army officer in Chandigarh recently. A lawyer in UP is also among their customers," the officer said. Police said 16 stolen vehicles had been recovered.