A seven-member gang of inter-state vehicle lifters was on Wednesday arrested and 35 premium cars were recoverd from their possession by the police here.
Most of the cars were stolen from Delhi and later sold in the markets of Punjab after preparing fake documents of the vehicles, Police Commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh told
After stealing the premium category cars they managed to prepare fake documents allegedly with the help of a District Transport official, Amritpal Singh, who was posted as a clerk
here, he said.
Aulakh said that Amritpal, who was also arrested, used to prepare fake documents of stolen vehicles.
After getting the fake documents made with Amritpal's help, the accused later sold stolen vehicles in the market, he said.
Aulakh also said that the accused even managed to get financed new luxury vehicles from banks on the basis of fake addresses by submitting fake documents.
Once the vehicle was financed by the bank and the accused had taken its delivery, they used to sell the financed vehicle to other cities.
"By doing so they were also committing fraud with the banking institutions as well as also deceiving the innocent people by selling them vehicles with fake documents," he said.
The arrested accused were identified as Tajinder Singh, Surjit Singh, Shiv Pandit Shukla, Simarjit Singh, Vipan Kumar, Rashpal Singh and the clerk Amritpal Singh, all residents of Amritsar.