65-year-old held for stealing cars
MUMBAI: A 65-year-old man who runs a taxi business and had allegedly been stealing cars for two decades in order to replace parts in his taxis that needed repair, has been arrested by the property cell of the Mumbai crime branch. Police said after removing the parts he needed from the stolen cars, the accused sold them to scrap dealers.
During inquiry, police learnt there are 43 cases registered against the accused in Mumbai.
The accused has been identified as Mohammad Kamil Noormohammad Ansari, a resident of Nagpada area. He has a second residence at Dindoshi in Goregaon (East), police said. Ansari, who has been in the taxi business for four decades, owns four taxis. “If any parts were damaged or needed repair in Ansari’s taxis, he never bought new ones. He stole private cars parked outside buildings or in parking areas using a master key. He took the stolen vehicle to an isolated place where he removed the parts he needed,” said police inspector Dheeraj Koli of the property cell. “After removing the parts, Ansari sold the cars to scrap dealers.”ansari was caught after he stole a car from Matunga last month. He parked the car near his Dindoshi residence. He was arrested in Byculla.
Mohammad Kamil Ansari