3 history-sheeters held for theft, seven bikes re­cov­ered

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.”

I n an­other i nstance Pol re­ceived i nfor ma­tion t hat 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.”

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

A team of po­lice of­fi­cers with the stolen bikes re­cov­ered from the three history-sheeters who were ar­rested ear­lier this week.

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