Nine vehicle-thieves arrested; 19 motorcycles recovered

Last Updated: Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 18:03

New Delhi: Nine alleged vehicle-thieves,
including a five-member gang operating from Rajasthan which
claimed they have stolen motorcycles valuing more than Rs one
crore, were arrested, police said on Sunday.

In the first case, five men were caught from various
parts of Rajasthan in the past fortnight by a team of Delhi
Police besides recovering 16 stolen vehicles following
investigations into the spurt in auto-theft in South Delhi.

According to the gang, they have stolen motorcycles
valuing more than Rs one crore. Sixteen motorcycles have been
recovered from them.

They are identified as Jacum (26), who is known as
`Don` in his village, Iliyas (21), Maksood (20), Saddique (48)
and Sazid (20), Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H G S
Dhaliwal said. Saddique and Sazid are receivers.

Jacum was caught from Kidaner village following high
drama as he opened fire at police and his family members and
some villagers attempting to free him by pelting stones at the

"Police had to use shells of very light pistol to
scare away the violent villagers including the relative of the
accused who had damaged the police vehicles and continued to
pelt stones on police party," Dhaliwal said.

The arrests came after police received a tip off about
the `Mewati Gang` based in Bharatpur district in Rajasthan.
Iliyas and Maksood were the first to be arrested on February

"As soon as a vehicle registration number is entered,
the handheld device will automatically check from the server
if the vehicle is stolen, wanted in any criminal case or is in
the list of suspicious vehicles," the official said.

The device will also help the traffic personnel to
know about the previous offences committed by the driver or
pending challans on the vehicles.

The devices will also be customised so that traffic
officers should be able to issue challans only for offences
they are authorised as per their rank.

The senior police officials will also be able to view
the location of any particular device and the officers who is
using it on a web-based map.

Police is also looking into whether they can get
violators pay through credit cards.

With police mulling the possibility of becoming a
partner in Delhi Government`s `Jeevan Project`, it has asked
companies participating in the tender to incorporate the
facility of paying challans at government kiosks.


First Published: Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 18:03

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