Gang bust leads cops to 27 stolen ve­hi­cles

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PANCHKULA: The Panchkula po­lice claimed to have busted a gang of ve­hi­cle lifters and re­cov­ered 27 ve­hi­cles from their pos­ses­sion on Tues­day.

Shamsher Singh, a res­i­dent of New Delhi, who was stay­ing at Par­teek Ho­tel in Morni, com­plained on June 8, 2009, that his Indigo car was stolen. An FIR un­der sec­tion 379 of the IPC was reg­is­tered at the Chandi­mandir po­lice sta­tion.

On May 16 this year, ASI Sur­jit Singh of Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion Agency, Panchkula, got a tipoff that Sher Singh, a res­i­dent of Ku­ruk­shetra, who was al­legedly an im­por­tant mem­ber of ve­hi­cle-lifter gang, was driv­ing the stolen Indigo car of Shamsher Singh with a fake num­ber plate.

The ASI along with con­sta­bles San­jeev Kumar, Sukh Chain Singh and Subash Chand raided and ar­rested Sher Singh from Sec­tor 11 here on May 16.

Dur­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Sher Singh al­legedly dis­closed that he along with his part­ners Ashish Chaud­hary, a res­i­dent of Kaithal, and Neeraj alias Babloo, a res­i­dent of Karnal, had re­ceived many stolen cars from Ramu alias Ram Ni­was, a res­i­dent of Jind dis­trict, and have sold them fur­ther. Ashish and Neeraj were ar­rested on May 24.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, Ramu has his own gang to steal ve­hi­cles from Pun­jab, Haryana, Panchkula, Chandi­garh and Delhi and af­ter tam­per­ing their en­gine and chas­sis num­bers and af­fix­ing fake num­ber plates, the ve­hi­cles were sold fur­ther. Sher Singh also al­legedly con­fessed that he along with Ashish and Neeraj had sold 27 ve­hi­cles in Haryana, Pun­jab and Delhi.

Both Ramu and Sher Singh have a crim­i­nal record. As per the po­lice press state­ment, fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion in the case was un­der progress and there was a pos­si­bil­ity of solv­ing of many cases of same na­ture. Po­lice said Ramu would be ar­rested soon.

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Two of the al­leged thieves in po­lice cus­tody, and (be­low) the ve­hi­cles re­cov­ered so far, in Panchkula on Tues­day.

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