Inter-state gang of vehicle lifters busted, 5 held, 9 cars recovered
12: Police on Thursday claimed to have busted an interstate gang of vehicle
lifters by arresting five persons and recovered nine vehicles from them.
press conference Muhammad Sulaiman Chowdhary said that acting on a reliable
information that some persons are involved in illegal selling of SUV’S and Cars
in the areas of Narbal, Parimpora at a price much lesser to the actual cost of
vehicles by way of luring and duping general public of their legitimate money
and selling suspicious stolen vehicles.
case FIR No. 16/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered at PS
Parimpora and investigation was initiated.
During the course
of investigation, 05 accused were arrested and 09 vehicles were recovered which
were stolen from different states of the Country. The vehicles were recovered
from different locations of Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla and Bandipora,” he
individuals have been identified as Mohammad Ayub Dar @Ayub Ganastan resident
of Ganastan Sumbal, Mohammad Ayub Khan resident of Gondipora Beerwah, Sameer Ahmad
Wani resident of Ohangam Beerwah, Liyaqat Ali Dar resident of Chanabal Pattan
and Mohammad Younis Rather resident of Nasrullahpora Budgam. However one
accused identified as Hilal Ahmad Lone resident of Wanigam Pattan is absconding
and yet to be arrested.
operandi of the lifters was to lift these vehicles, identify similar vehicles
operating in different parts of country with a genuine owner and get a
duplicate registration number plate fixed on these stolen vehicles to make them
appear similar to existing registered genuine vehicles so as to misguide the
law enforcing agencies as well as general public, he said, adding Further
investigation into the matter is in progress. Meanwhile, police
appealed the general public not to buy any suspicious vehicles from
unauthorized dealers/persons and buy only after proper verification from the
Police and RTO’s concerned.