Bhopal Misrod police have arrested four youths on the charge of vehicle lifting. The police have recovered 11 stolen two-wheelers from them valued at about Rs 7 lakh. Among the arrested accused are two minors and one of the minor is the mastermind of the vehicle lifter gang.
ASI Bahadur Singh Patel said the hobby to ride on new two-wheelers made them vehicle lifter. The police were conducting checking at 11 Mile on Sunday. They received information that four youths were standing in suspicious way. Police cordoned off the place and nabbed all the suspects.
During search, cops recovered the master key of motorcycle, screwdriver and other tools from them. During interrogation the suspects admitted that they were involved in many incidents of thefts of vehicles.
Police arrested Rameshwar, 19, resident of Arjun Nagar, MP Nagar and Saurabh Kushwah, 18, resident of Jatkhedi Misrod and two minors for theft of vehicles.
On the basis of information provided by the suspects, police recovered 11 two-wheelers valued at about Rs 7 lakh. The accused used to hide the vehicles at different locations. The accused told cops that they do the work of centring and used to steal two-wheelers whenever they got the opportunity. The recovered vehicles had been stolen from Misrod, Piplani, Govindpura, MP Nagar and Mandideep police station areas.
Owners of 5 vehicles found, 6 others being traced
ASI Bahadur Singh said efforts were being made to trace the owners of two-wheelers. The two-wheeler belong to Santosh Nikkam Amravat Khurd, Subhash Prasad Sarani Betul, K Raju Habibganj Govindpura, Prembabu Soni Narsinghpur, Gaurav Jain Bina Sagar, Raju Patel Bagh Mugalia, Ramswarup Ahirwar Mandideep, Sachin Anand Misrod, Angrez Meena Bangrasia, Sarika Suryavanshi Saurabh Colony Chandbadh and RK Mishra Itarsi Hoshangabad.
The owners of five two-wheelers have been traced and efforts are being made to trace six others.
Minor is mastermind of gang
Among the accused arrested for the theft of two-wheelers a minor is the mastermind of the gang. He used to do reiki with his accomplices while they used to open the lock with the master key. After stealing the two-wheeler, they used to ride on it for few days. They used to park if in front of a deserted house. However, they could not sell any two-wheeler.