Man, brother-in-law held with stolen vehicles
The Basti Jodhewal police arrested two persons after recovering seven stolen vehicles from their possession on Thursday. The accused had stolen the vehicles from different parts of the city and hidden them at different places.punjab Updated: Apr 12, 2013 20:16 IST
The Basti Jodhewal police arrested two persons after recovering seven stolen vehicles from their possession on Thursday.
The accused had stolen the vehicles from different parts of the city and hidden them at different places. The accused have been identified as Kamaljit Singh alias Kamal (30) of Kahma village of Nawanshahr and Varinder Kumar alias Bindu (25) of Bal Singh Nagar at Rahon road. The two are brothers-in-law.
The police produced the accused before the court on Friday, from where they were to judicial custody.
Giving details about the arrest, inspector Balwinder Singh, SHO, Basti Jodhewal police station, said the accused were arrested from a checkpoint set up at Shivpuri Chowk.
He said the accused were passing through the area on a scooter. The police stopped them and asked them to produce the documents of the vehicles. On checking, the police found that the documents were not in accordance with the registration number of the vehicle.
The SHO claimed that on interrogation, the accused confessed that they had stolen the scooter from Basti Jodhewal Chowk area on January 10 and changed the number plate.
The police arrested the accused and initiated investigation. During investigation, the police recovered another six vehicles, including five scooters and a motorcycle, from them.
The inspector said the accused were drug addicts and took to stealing vehicles to meet their need of drugs.
“The accused admitted that they used to sell the vehicles for up to Rs 8,000. They also revealed that they had sold a vehicle to a man, who later returned it after finding the deal strange,” said the SHO.
“Kamaljit possesses a criminal record. Several cases of snatchings and loot have been registered against him in various police stations of the city,” he added.