The son of a former minister was arrested along with his associate and two stolen vehicles were seized from their possession at Belari village in Bihar's Samastipur district, police said on Saturday.
After finding former minister Ramashray Sahni's son Mukesh Kumar Sahni and his associate Ganga Prasad Singh standing at a garage with a car and a pick-up van last night, the villagers surrounded them and informed the local police, Superintendent of Police Varun Kumar Sinha said.
Police arrested Sahni and Singh and seized the two vehicles with fake number plates, he said.
Sahni's father, who was the animal husbandry minister in the Lalu Prasad government in 1990s, has denied the charge that his son was a vehicle lifter and claimed that it was a conspiracy hatched by his adversaries to bring disrepute to him.
Ramashray Sahni is presently RJD's Samastipur district chief.