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Another buyer of stolen vehicle files complaint

mumbai Updated: Nov 29, 2011 02:03 IST
HT Correspondent
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Shrikant Mishra

The police received one more complaint against the self-proclaimed advocate, Shrikant Mishra, who was arrested on Sunday in connection with preparing forged documents and selling stolen vehicles in other states.

On Monday, a complainant approached the police saying that he had bought a Honda Activa, which had a wrong chasis number. The complainant found out about it after reading news reports about the arrest of the accused.

“We found out that the vehicle was stolen from Kandivli and a case in this matter was also registered at Kandivli police station. Mishra provided forged documents of the changed registration of the two-wheeler and wrong chasis number. We suspect that this could just be the tip of the iceberg,” said Manohar Harpude, police sub inspector of Malad police station.

According to police, Mishra claims that he has achieved his degree in law from the Allahabad University. However, he has no documentary evidence to prove the same.

The police have also found several visiting cards, in which he claims to be a practising lawyer in the Supreme Court and high court.

Harpude also added that Mishra is a history sheeter.

The police had arrested him around six months back for refusing to vacate a rented accommodation. He was later released on bail, the police said.

The police said that Mishra refuses to cooperate with them and threatens them with he will inform the magistrate that he is being subjected to custodial brutalities, if they force him to talk, Harpude added.