Spare parts dealer, his employee held for stealing 10 motorcycles in Mumbai
Mumbai city news: The accused and his aide would strip the bikes of spare parts and sell them for Rs10,000 to Rs15,000mumbai Updated: Jun 07, 2017 09:48 IST
The Ghatkopar police recently arrested a spare parts dealer and his employee for allegedly stealing at least 10 bikes from the city.
The dealer was identified as Haider Khan and his employee as Javed Shaikh, 24. Khan, whose office is on CST Road at Kurla, allegedly hired Shaikh to steal bikes, said Venkat Patil, senior inspector, Ghatkopar police station. The area is one of the largest hubs for vehicle spare parts.
Investigations revealed that Shaikh had been involved in lifting at least 10 motorcycles from Ghatkopar, Dharavi, Tilak Nagar and Dindoshi.
Khan and Shaikh would allegedly cannibalise the stolen bikes and sell the spare parts. “Acting on a tip-off, we picked up Shaikh from Govandi where he lives. His arrest led us to Khan,” said Patil
Shaikh ensured that the motorcycles were stolen from different parts of the city. As per the requirement of spare parts, the motorcycle of a particular make was identified and stolen.
Shaikh used to earn between Rs10,000 and Rs15,000 based on the condition of the motorcycle.
“The two men have been handed over to Tilak Nagar police station from where three motorcycles were stolen,” said Patil. The police were investigating if more people were involved in the case. The men have been booked under Section 279 of the Indian Penal Code.