Vehicle-lifter arrested within 24 hrs of incident

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Feb 2018 12:08:00

Staff Reporter,

ADHARTAL police have succeeded in apprehending a vehicle-lifter within 24 hours of the incident and recovered stolen vehicle from him on Saturday. The accused has been identified as Vishal alias Sanjay Patel (23), a resident of Jagdamba Colony in Maharajpur. SHO of Adhartal police station Shivraj Singh informed that on February 9, a man named Vishal Nankani filed a complaint that he is owner of a shop named Jai Garments situated near Maharajpur Bawali. He parked his Activa (MP-20S-6372) in front of his shop.

After a few hours, he found that his vehicle was missing from the parking lot. He conducted a search but failed in finding the vehicle. He charged that unidentified person had stolen his Activa scooter. Acting on the complaint, Adhartal police registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC and started investigations into the case. Investigating the case, police received information about a suspected boy standing with a suspected Activa near Maharajpur Hanuman Mandir and trying to sell the vehicle at throwaway price. Acting promptly on the information, police team started a search and trapped the suspected boy. The accused failed in presenting documents of the vehicle and he was detained for further investigation.

During rigorous questioning, the accused confessed to have stolen the vehicle. On the basis of registration and chassis numbers, police identified the vehicle owner as Vishal Nankani. Adhartal police have arrested the accused while further investigations are underway to disclose his role in more theft and other crime incidents.