Noida: Police arrest five vehicle lifters, recover eight motorcycles
The police recovered eight motorcycles, one countrymade pistol, live ammunition and three knives from the accused.noida Updated: May 30, 2017 22:25 IST
In a campaign to nab motorcycle thieves in the district, Greater Noida police arrested five persons on Monday and recovered eight stolen motorcycles.
Badalpur police team arrested the five persons near Chapraula police chowki after conducting a thorough checking of vehicles passing through the check post.
“The campaign has been launched by senior superintendent of police Love Kumar and superintendent of police (rural) Suniti. We had set a check post near Chapraula chowki to inspect vehicles. When we checked with the five men, we got to know that their vehicle papers were missing. After investigation, they confessed to having stolen these bikes,” said Krishn Kumar Rana, station house officer, Badalpur police station.
The accused were identified as Dinesh, of Ramnagar village in Aligarh, Dinesh Gupta, of Darauli village in Chandauli, Pradeep, of Surajpur, Anubhav, of Aryanagar town in Kanpur and Yashpal, Salempur village of Bulandshahr.
Except Pradeep, all four accused used to live in a rented place in Badalpur, Gautam Budh Nagar.
According to the police, these five accused belonged to a gang of bike thieves who operated in a coordinated manner in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad.
“They mostly stole motorcycles parked in front of multiplexes and shops. After lifting the vehicles, they used to sell them in the rural areas of Greater Noida. The fact that these thieves are from distant cities and they used to live in Badalpur and operate in Delhi-NCR, speaks volumes about the precaution they used to take,” Rana said.
The police recovered eight motorcycles, one countrymade pistol, live ammunition and three knives from the accused.
“We are currently tracking the rest of the stolen vehicles as the gang has been operating for a long time. We are hopeful that soon, we will be able to recover the other vehicles as well,” Rana said.
The police have lodged a case under Section 379 of the Indian Penal code and have sent the accused to jail after presenting them before the magistrate.