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Police bust gang of vehicle lifters in Ludhiana; seven arrested

Police have busted a gang of vehicle lifters and arrested seven accused, including a minor from Overlock Road, Industrial Area-B. Police have also seized 17 motorcycles and one scooter from their possession on Thursday.

punjab Updated: Feb 18, 2017 14:45 IST
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The accused with impounded vehicles in police custody on Friday in Ludhiana.
The accused with impounded vehicles in police custody on Friday in Ludhiana.(JS Grewal /Hindustan Times)

Police have busted a gang of vehicle lifters and arrested seven accused, including a minor from Overlock Road, Industrial Area-B. Police have also seized 17 motorcycles and one scooter from their possession on Thursday.

The accused were identified as Karan Singh alias Kanna of Dholewal, Ankit Dubey of Islam Gunj, Amit Kumar Patel alias Bittu of Miller Ganj, Suraj Shah of Nirankari Mohalla, Suresh Kumar Yadav of Miller Ganj and Selu Rajput alias Bunty of Muradpura and their one minor accomplice.

Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, city-1) Paramjit Singh Goraya said that Miller Ganj police post in-charge ASI Kapil Kumar arrested the accused during a special checking.

“When we asked for the papers of three motorcycles and one Activa scooter, they denied having it, following which we nabbed them,” said the ADCP, adding, “at the police station, during interrogation, the accused confessed to have stolen vehicles for money.”

The accused are drug addicts and involved in more than two dozen incidents of vehicle lifting, he added.

ASI Kapil Sharma said that the accused used to steal two-wheelers from public places and dumped them at their rented accommodation to be sold later to other states.

The ASI said that one of the accused Selu Rajput alias Bunty is facing trial in an attempt to murder case registered against him at the Division number 2 police station on November 21, 2016. He was declared a proclaimed offender in the case. The police are investigating to know the past criminal record of other accused too.

A case under Sections 379 (punishment for theft), 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused at the Division number 2 police station.