2 ve­hi­cle thieves ar­rested, 17 two-wheel­ers seized

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

NERUL: Two peo­ple were ar­rested for steal­ing two-wheel­ers which they sold in the city and Mum­bai re­gion. The po­lice have re­cov­ered 17 two-wheel­ers.

Fol­low­ing an in­crease in the num­ber of ve­hi­cle thefts in the city, the po­lice are on their toes and in­ten­si­fied their in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (zone I) Prashant Khaire said, “We are go­ing through the CCTV footage of the ar­eas where the ve­hi­cle thefts have taken place to iden­tify the cul­prits.”

He said, “Fol­low­ing the study of one such footage, the Nerul po­lice did an ex­cel­lent job of in­ves­ti­ga­tion and ar­rested two his­tory-sheeters for the ve­hi­cle thefts.”

The ac­cused have been iden­ti­fied as Kam­ran alias Rafiq Khan, 53, and Ismail Shaikh, 35.

Se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of Nerul po­lice sta­tion, Ad­hikrao Pol, said: “We have been con­cen­trat­ing on ve­hi­cle thefts in Nerul. As­sis­tant po­lice in­spec­tor Va­sudev More and Sushilku­mar Gaik­wad and their team were look­ing out for his­tory-sheeters.”

He added, “They man­aged to get Kam­ran, a res­i­dent of Ulwe. Dur­ing his in­ter­ro­ga­tion, he con­fessed to steal­ing two-wheel­ers.”

“Fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by him, we then picked up Ismail from Go­vandi. Their in­ter­ro­ga­tion led us to re­cover 17 bikes which they had sold at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. The seized ve­hi­cles are worth Rs4.2 lakh,” said Pol.

Pol said, “Our in­ves­ti­ga­tions are on to re­cover more ve­hi­cles that these ac­cused may have stolen.” Khaire has an­nounced a re­ward of Rs10,000 to the in­ves­ti­gat­ing team.

FOL­LOW­ING AN IN­CREASE IN THE NUM­BER OF VE­HI­CLE THEFTS, THE COPS HAVE IN­TEN­SI­FIED IN­VES­TI­GA­TIONS.

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

Po­lice of­fi­cers with the seized two-wheel­ers.

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