3 history-sheeters held for theft, seven bikes recovered
CBD BELAPUR: With the arrest of three people, the crime branch of Navi Mumbai has, in two separate cases, busted a gang of history- sheeters who specialised in the theft of bikes. It has also recovered eight bikes worth Rs3.47 lakh.
Senior inspector ( crime) of crime branch unit II Adhikrao Pol had formed three squads to look into the cases of bike theft.
Earlier this week, the team was tipped off that a man would be coming with a stolen bike to Ritika Hotel on Panvel-Mumbra Highway.
“We laid a trap and managed to arrest Asif Sayed, 30, a resident of Diva, Thane, and seized the motorcycle,” said deputy commissioner of police (crime) Dilip Sawant.
According to Sawant, following sustained interrogation, the Sayed confessed that he had sto- len bikes from Mumbai, Pune, Navi Mumbai and Thane areas for sale. He revealed that he had hidden them in the parking lot of Panvel railway station.
Police recovered six bikes from the area and seized them. Total worth of the seven bikes recovered was Rs 3.12 lakh.
Sawant said, “Sayed has 14 cases registered against him at Manpada police station in Thane, two in Kalyan and one case of attempted dacoity at Mahatma Phule police station at Kalyan. MCOCA proceedings have been conducted against him.”
In another instance Pol received information that three people would be coming to Foodland Company area in Kalamboli with a stolen bike.
Following the tip- off, the team managed to ar rest Ramdas Patil, 32, a resident of Nere in Panvel and Devendra Mhaskar, 29, a resident of Tembhade in Kalamboli. They have revealed the details of their third accomplice Kiran alias Rajesh Patil.
“We are l ooking out f or Rajesh,” said Sawant. “Mhaskar has two cases registered against him at New Panvel while Kiran has a similar case registered at Taloja police station.”
A team of police officers with the stolen bikes recovered from the three history-sheeters who were arrested earlier this week.