Inter-state gang of vehicles lifters busted; six vehicles recovered

Inter-state gang of vehicles lifters busted; six vehicles recovered

Police officials address a press conference regarding the arrest of vehicle lifters gang in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, January 8

The Crime Investigation Agency-2 of the Ludhiana police has busted an inter-state gang of vehicles lifters and nabbed two members of the gang.

The agency also recovered six vehicles from the gang.

The arrested accused were identified as Loveraj Singh (40), alias Raju, a resident of Karmawala, Ferozepur Cantt, and Ankush Kumar (31), alias Sonu Bathla, of Guru Gyan Vihar, Sector 7 Phase 1, Dugri.

‘Transport Dept on radar’

  • “The role of the Transport Department officials was under scanner as there was the possibility of the connivance of the department officials for leaking the genuine records of vehicles to the gang members. The gang had its roots in various states and in further probe, more members of the gang would be nabbed” SPS Dhindsa, DCP (Crime)

DCP (Crime), SPS Dhindsa, conducted an online press conference along with ADCP (Crime) Rupinder Kaur Bhatti and ACP (Crime) Surinder Mohan regarding the matter.

DCP Dhindsa said the police had recovered two Innova vehicles, two Brezza cars, one Scorpio and one Baleno from the gang members which they had stolen from various places in Punjab.

“This gang has members operating in Punjab, West Bengal and other states. After stealing vehicles, the accused used to change the chassis number and registration number of vehicles. The gang chose the genuine chassis number and registration number of the vehicles so that while they went to sell the same, the client could verify the same from Transport department,” DCP Dhindsa added.

The DCP said the role of the Transport Department officials was also under scanner as there was the possibility of the connivance of the department officials for leaking the genuine records of vehicles to the gang members.

The police said the gang had its roots in various states and in further probe, more members of the gang would be nabbed.

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