Vehicle-lifters’ gang busted

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Aug 2017 10:23:46



Staff Reporter,

Two four-wheelers and nine two-wheelers, all to the tune of Rs 12 lakh were recovered from their possession

Shahjehanabad police, on Sunday, claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle-lifters with the arrest of its 4 members and recovered two four-wheelers and nine two-wheelers, all to the tune of Rs 12 lakh from their possession.

According to ASP Zone-3 Rajesh Singh Bhadauriya, those arrested were identified as Vinod, 22, son of Bhaiyalal Dhurve, a resident of Habibganj Railway Colony, Rohit Dubey, 22, son of Naresh of Panagar in Jabalpur, Rajesh Choubey, 39, son of Shalikram of Pipariya in Hoshangabad and Rajesh Choudhary, 26, son of Manohar Lal of Betul district.

All the arrested accused are habitual offenders. Vinod was earlier arrested by Bag Sewania police in burglary case and by Habibganj police in a rape incident, whereas Rohit was arrested for mobile loot and burglary cases by Narsinghpur police. Rajesh Choubey was held in loot, murder, dacoity planning and Arms Act by Pipariya, Narsinghpur and Jabalpur police respectively. Manoj Choudhary was arrested earlier in vehicle-lifting and burglary cases by various
police stations in Betul as well as by Govindpura police, Bhopal and Crime Branch.

This time, they were arrested by Shahjehanabad police during vehicle checking drive at Idgah Hills on Saturday night, while they were trying to dodge police during checking in a white colour Bolero without registration number. Getting suspicious on them, they were cordoned off by FRV Dial 100 from Sanjay Tarun Pushkar Tiraha. When they were asked to present registration number of Bolero, they confessed to stealing it from Sagar. Later, when quizzed at length, they also confessed to have lifting one more Bolero jeep and nine motorbikes from separate localities of State capital. All the stolen vehicles worth Rs 12 lakh were seized by police based on their information.

The accused had termed their gang as “Char Yaar” gang and after stealing vehicles, they used to change their city locations so that they couldn’t be arrested by police. The modus operandi was that, after committing crime in Bhopal, they went to Jabalpur and after spending three months there, they would shift to Betul and then, to Raisen.