With the arrest of nine persons and recovery of stolen motorcycles, the city police on Friday claimed to have busted two gangs in the city.
Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, city-2) Gaurav Garg said a gang of five bike thieves was nabbed during patrolling on the rear of the mental hospital. The accused have been identified as Vijay Singh, Suraj, Aman, Mohan Singh and Krishna, all from Faizpur locality.
Seven motorcycles and drug tablets in a large quantity were recovered from their possession. These bikes were stolen from different localities, said the ADCP. A case has been registered under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act at the Civil Lines police station.
The city police have also arrested four other bike thieves from Islamabad area. As many as 15 stolen motorcycles have been recovered following the arrest.
Station house officer Niraj Kumar said a police team led by assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Harjinder Singh laid a naka at the Rego bridge following a tip-off. The four accused, who were coming there on bikes, turned on seeing the cops, but were nabbed, said the SHO.
While two motorcycles were seized on the spot, the remaining were found at their hideouts following interrogation. The accused have been identified as Lovepreet Singh, Varinder Singh and Ravi Singh of Waraich village and Akashdeep Singh of Bal Kalan.