Six vehicle thieves, including a mass communication student, were arrested here and 22 vehicles stolen from various parts of north India were recovered from their possession, police said today.
Two youths — Sachin (20) and Neetu Saini (20) — were apprehended from Pushpanjali in south-west Delhi yesterday and 11 SUVs stolen from various parts of the capital were recovered from them, DCP (South-West) A K Ojha said.
"Sachin consumes alcohol so that he may become ruthless and fearless while committing crime. Saini has no source of livelihood," Ojha said. The duo are part of a vehicle thieves' gang and most of them are well-built who by their physical appearance can create a sense of fear amongst drivers," he said.
"They were either in the habit of posing themselves as prospective passengers waiting for a vehicle by the road-side or bullying persons sitting on vehicles parked on roadside. Finding the driver alone, they used to targeting him in a group of three or four," the DCP said.
In another case, four persons — Bilal (19), Farman (20), Nasir (30) and Bahiduddin (30) -- were arrested allegedly with six stolen cars and five motor cycles.
They were apprehended recently from Neb Sarai area in south Delhi, DCP (South) Chhaya Sharma said.
Their gang has 8-10 members divided in three groups. “The first group would steal the vehicles and the second group would arrange the documents for stolen vehicles from dealers of junk vehicles. The third group would arrange prospective buyers for these vehicles. The gang has it network in Delhi, Haryana, UP and Chandigarh,” Sharma said.
Bilal is doing diploma in Mass Communication from a prestigious institute in Noida, while Farman works as a painter in a workshop in Chandigarh. Bahiduddin is a scrap dealer in Meerut.