Car lifter kingpin held, 3 cabs recovered: Police
‘Vehicles disassembled, sold in spare parts’
Srinagar, Jan 19: The City police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a gang of car lifters by arresting its kingpin and recovering three cars. They said the man was caught red-handed while lifting a car from Nursing Garh area.
The Superintendent of Police, City South, Muhammad Irshad said the car lifter was arrested after a complainant, Abdul Khaliq approached police station, Shaheed Gunj that his Maruti car, JK01C-4300, was stolen.
He parked the vehicle in front of the District Police Lines, Srinagar.
“A case on 08/2010 under section 379 RPC was registered and our men swung into the action,” the SP told reporters at a press conference.
He said after a few hours the car was located at Nursing Garh.
“But we didn’t pick the vehicle from the spot and instead deployed our personnel accordingly. We kept the car there and late in the night we arrested one person who had come to lift it,” he said.
“During interrogation he revealed that he used to dump the vehicle at his workshop—Fash Motors, Batamaloo—where he used to dismantle the car into spare parts,” the SP revealed.
At workshop, the police said, spare parts of 10 cabs including 5 engines were recovered.
“We are interrogating him and he has acknowledged that he has stolen many vehicles in the past. We expect more recoveries and more arrests in the coming days,” he said.
Name hide irony!
Even though at the press conference the police identified the workshop owned by the accused kingpin, it didn’t disclose the name of the accused pleading that further investigations would be hampered.
This irony raised apprehensions if his name was deliberately concealed.
Later in the evening a police handout revealed the name.
“The accused namely Muhammad Ashraf son of Mohammad Sultan Bhat resident of Shergarhi Mohalla Srinagar was arrested from his workshop where he used to dump the stolen vehicles. The police party swung into action and nabbed the culprit red handed,” the handout said.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 19 Jan 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:00:00 IST
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