Vehicle thieves arrested in SE Delhi



New Delhi: Two persons allegedly involved in vehicle theft cases were arrested in south-east Delhi and 18 motorcycles were recovered from them, police said on Tuesday.

Gajender and Shokeen were apprehended from near Kaya-Maya Picket on Mehrauli-Badarpur Road yesterday during a routine checking, O P Mishra, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East), said.

"They were intercepted at the picket as they were not wearing helmets. They abandoned their motorcycle on the road and ran away. The youths were apprehended after a chase," Mishra said.

They were asked to produce the documents of the motorcycle but they failed and it came to light that it was stolen from Mehrauli area.

"Before stealing bikes, they used to conduct recce of the area by posing as vendors. They used to take the stolen motorcycles to Shoukeen's residence in Haryana's Mewat and look for buyers.

"They preferred to steal only Hero Honda Splendor bikes as it was in demand in their area," Mishra said.

PTI