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Mumbai top cop’s car stolen from his home

india Updated: Jan 14, 2009 23:19 IST
Rachna Pratihar
Rachna Pratihar
Hindustan Times
Mumbai top cop’s car stolen from his home

If you think vehicle thieves target only the common Mumbaikar, you are wrong.

On Tuesday night, a Mahindra Bolero of the Mumbai police’s Motor Transport department, deputed to escort Additional Director General of Police (Establishment) Ahmad Javed, was stolen from outside the top cop’s official residence in Marine Drive area.

The jeep was an unmarked police vehicle and was parked on the road outside the building by constable Sachin Akhade (32), driver of the jeep, as the building’s garage was occupied.

“Before registering the complaint, Akhade searched for the vehicle in the area and even telephoned the BMC and traffic police control rooms thinking it might have been towed away,” said senior police inspector Sanjay Amrute.

Investigations have drawn blank till now, as police is yet to find any eyewitness.

When contacted, Javed told HT, “The jeep was stolen on Tuesday night and it did not belong to me. It had been provided by the government as an escort vehicle.”

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