The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA-2) staff police arrested a man after recovering five stolen motorcycles from his possession on Sunday.
The accused has been identified as Baljinder Singh alias Billa, 35, of Bajda village, while two of his accomplices had been absconding. Sub-inspector Rajesh Sharma, incharge, CIA staff-2 said the police arrested the accused from Bajda T-point. The accused was crossing through that area on a motorcycle.
When investigated, the police found that the accused had stolen the motorcycle from Jugiana a few days ago. The police claimed during interrogation, the accused confessed that he had stolen four more motorcycles from Rose Garden, Clock Tower and other areas of the city and had dumped them at his house. More recoveries have been expected from the accused, police added.
Following his statement, police recovered the motorcycle from his house. Sharma said the accused was a drug addict and possessed past criminal record. Cases of vehicle lifting have been registered against him at Jodhewal and Division Number 7 police station.
A case has been registered against the accused under section 379 (theft) and 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) of the Indian Penal Code at Meharban police station.