At a press conference, Senior Superintendent of Police
Raghubir Lal said Colonel (retd) N N Singh, who hailed from
Bokaro in Jharkhand, was arrested after a police team searched
a car in Muradnagar on the basis of a tip-off.
He said the alleged gang leader Colonel (retd) M P
Singh managed to escape.
Lal claimed the former army officer told the police
that the cars were stolen by two hired thieves Sanjay and Raj
Kumar and the gang would get documents prepared from Bihar and
Jharkhand transport departments.
The stolen vehicles would then be sold to army
The SSP said he spoke to five army officers in
Panchkula (Haryana) and Secundrabad (Andhra Pradesh) who
purchased vehicles from the gang and they handed over the cars
to the Ghaziabad Police.
N N Singh was sent to jail after being produced before
The SSP said he had also suspended Sub-inspector
Pankaj Verma for alleged negligence for letting the gang
Ghaziabad: Local police today
claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of vehicle robbers
including retired army officers which allegedly sold stolen
cars to defence personnel and recovered five cars.
First Published: Sunday, May 16, 2010, 23:00