The city police on Friday claimed to have arrested seven vehicle thieves from different places in the city and recovered as many as 13 stolen vehicles from them.
Sandeep Singh, Amit Kumar and Pritpal Singh were arrested in the civil lines area at a naka set up at the Ghala-Mala chowk on the Majitha road on Wednesday. All belong to different localities of the city. Four stolen motorcycles and one scooter were recovered from their possession.
The Chheharta police arrested two persons—Baljinder Singh and Gursahib Singh of Hear village of the district. They were also arrested at a naka set at the Naraingarh Chowk on the Chheharta road on a tip-off.
Eight stolen bikes and one scooter were seized from them. Their questioning was still on.
Cases have been registered against the accused under relevant sections of the IPC. They have been taken on remand by the police fro further interrogation, said deputy commissioner of police (DCP) J Elanchazian
Lovepreet Singh and Vinay, who are wanted in a case of bike-theft, were arrested by the Sadar police. One motorcycle and four snatched mobile phones were recovered from their possession, said Sukhwinder Singh Randhawa, station house officer.
ACP BL Singla said more vehicles are expected to be recovered from the arrested persons as investigation is on.