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Dwarka Police bust interstate gang of auto-lifters, four arrested

Posted: May 12, 2018     By City Spidey

The Dwarka police busted an interstate gang of auto-lifters and arrested four people who were involved in more than 100 incidents of vehicle thefts from Delhi NCR.

Further, 21 stolen vehicles, including 3 cars and 18 two -wheelers have been recovered by the police from different hideouts of the gang in Delhi and UP.

The accused have been identified as - Brahma Singh, Dinesh alias Painter, Mukeem alias Bhura and Ashok. Whereas Brahma Singh used to steal the vehicles, the others worked as receivers.

The Police said that the stolen vehicles were dismantled within one hour at godowns located at Aligarh, Bulandshahr and Gautam Budh Nagar.

In order to catch the culprits, the police had mounted technical surveillance on suspected gangs of auto-lifters and informers were deployed at various places.

On May 3, the cops had received a tip off regarding the gang and they laid a trap near Uttam Nagar-Najafgarh Road. As they intercepted a motor cyclist, he wasn’t able to produce any document of the vehicle.

The police then swung into action and upon verifying the vehicle’s records, found it to be stolen. The rider Brahma Singh was arrested and on sustained interrogation revealed the truth about himself and his associates.

While Singh was taken into remand, raids were conducted at shops and godowns of receivers of stolen vehicles in Aligarh, Bulandshahr and Gautam Budh Nagar.  

As discussed above, the raids led to the arrest of all gang members and they revealed their modus operandi of stealing vehicles.

The accused disclosed that once they received a demand for some specific vehicle, a recee was carried out in Delhi NCR and a vehicle was identified. After a close recee of the target vehicle, auto-lifter Braham Singh used to steal it with the help of a master key.

The stolen vehicle was then delivered by Singh to receivers at Aligarh, Bulandshahr and Gautam Budh Nagar.

The gang further added that at times they also employed females to masquerade as family members during thefts.

While vehicles in good condition were re-sold by the receivers, others were dismantled. Further investigation is still ongoing in the case.


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