Vehicle-lifters who used WhatsApp, Facebook to chat arrested in Delhi
Police said one of the men had uploaded a video on his Facebook account for his friends, teaching them the techniques of finding GPS devices inside vehicles and tampering with without the owner’s knowledge.delhi Updated: Sep 20, 2017 11:10 IST
Four men who used WhatsApp and Facebook messenger for communication were arrested for running an organized gang of interstate car thieves. The four men stole vehicles and smuggled them to northeastern states.
One of the alleged thieves, a graduate in textile engineering, told police he was lured into the profession by a dismissed police constable.
The constable, who was sacked for his links with Delhi top auto lifter Manoj Bakakrwala, had helped the arrested men with his contacts in the northeast.
Police said one of the men, Mehraj, a Meerut resident, had uploaded a video on his Facebook account for his friends, teaching them the techniques of finding GPS devices inside vehicles and tampering with without the owner’s knowledge.
The technique adopted in the video was used to dismantle the GPS in at least 100 cars, the men claimed to have stolen from Delhi.
With their arrest, police have recovered six stolen sedans and one scooter. The four arrested men are Deepak Kumar, 25, Amarjeet Kumar, 27, Mehraj,30 and Sanjeev Tomar from Meerut.
Deepak and Amarjeet are from Haryana while the other two are from Meerut.
DCP south Ishwar Singh said police were on the lookout for different gangs involved in many cases of vehicle thefts in south Delhi. An officer received information about a two men Deepal and Amarjeet who had got a stolen car and were going to sell it to their contacts in Dimapur, Nagaland.
Last week, police arrested Deepak and Amarjeet. Their interrogation led to Mehraj and Sanjeev’s arrest.
“Deepak and Amarjeet took orders of the cars to be stolen from their Nagaland based associates that usually included Toyota Fortuner and Hyundai Creta. The two other stole the cars and gave it to Deepak and Amarjeet who changed chassis numbers and drove it to Nagaland and other north east India states,” said a senior officer.
Deepak told police that he had once met sacked constable Narender, who was top car thief Manoj Bakkarwala’s aide. Deepak, initially worked with Narender but later formed his own gang with Amarjeet and others.
First Published: Sep 19, 2017 23:18 IST