City police bust auto lifters gang, 4 held
Four persons, including the son of a Delhi police constable, have been arrested in this regard. As many as 65 motorbikes and an Activa scooter were recovered from their possession.india Updated: Jun 01, 2012 23:14 IST
Four persons, including the son of a Delhi police constable, have been arrested in this regard. As many as 65 motorbikes and an Activa scooter were recovered from their possession.
The accused were identified as Amit (22), Vicky, Pradeep and Ashish.
Amit, a student of Class 12, was the gang leader and used to plan thefts, while Vicky and Pradeep are B.Sc students of Dronacharya College in Gurgaon.
Ashish had recently appeared for the Class 10 examination from the Open school of Haryana. They were produced in court on Friday and sentenced in two-day police remand.
Acting on a tip-off about a yard of stolen vehicles in Faizalpur and Dhanwapur, a team comprising inspector Sanjeev Balhara CIA Sector-10 raided the place.
While Amit and Vicky were arrested from Himgiri Chowk, Ashish and Pradeep were nabbed from Faizalpur.
“The accused had been stealing vehicles from the last one year. They mainly targeted bikes and scooters,” said DCP (crime) Maheshwar Dayal.
The accused used to sell each bike and scooter for Rs. 10,000 and then distribute the amount among themselves.
“Ashish is the son of a Delhi police head constable and his uncle works in the home ministry. He lost his mother in 2003 after which his father remarried. Since then he has been staying with his maternal uncle and fighting a case to claim his share in parental property. Amit told us that his uncle is a judge in the high court,” said DCP Dayal.
The accused confessed to have stolen more than 100 vehicles in the last one year from places such as Sadar Bazar, Civil Lines, city area and old Gurgaon, said inspector Balhara.