Chandigarh

ONE MAN SHOW OF A HABITUAL THIEF: 15 CAR STOLEN IN TRICITY, ONLY FIVE RECOVERED

October 01, 2019 10:32 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Police achieved a major success in motor vehicle theft by arresting one accused by special team of Police Station-36 Chandigarh.

Keeping in view the increasing of MV Theft incidents a special team was constituted for prevention and detection of crime specially MV Theft, snatching & robbery incidents in the jurisdiction of PS area. The Special team did commendable job by arresting one vehicle lifter specially four wheeler namely Shubham Gautam S/o Arun Gautam R/o # 41, AKS Colony, Zirakpur.

On 29.9.19, the above said accused was arrested in FIR No. 201/19 PS-36, Chandigarh and stolen Honda City was recovered from his possession. He was produced in the court on the next day and obtained police custody for two days. During his sustained interrogation, four more Cars which were stolen from different Sectors of Chandigarh & Panchkula were recovered from his possession. With the arrest of above said accused and the recovery of five Cars, 02 cases of vehicle theft (Car) of PS-36, Chandigarh & 2 cases of vehicle theft (Car) of PS Sector 14, PKL (FIR No. 191 & 211 of 2019) have been worked out and one remaining vehicle is taken into police possession u/s 102 Cr. PC)
During the sustained interrogation of accused it revealed that the accused is recently released from Ropar Jail in the month of August and after his release he started committing theft of cars.

Modus Operandi: During the further interrogation accused it revealed that he is a habitual thief who is well known to this particular area of crime and used to make recce during the night hours. He targeted especially those vehicles which were parked outside the houses. He has a duplicate/master key to open the car and stolen the same. He is fond of luxurious life & driving the vehicles especially four wheelers and to fulfill his desires, he stolen the cars. After stealing the car, he parked these cars in the busy parkings of the city and used to search some buyer of these cars to whom he can sell the car illegally at low cost to earn his pocket money.
Previous criminal record –

As per record of accused it has been revealed that the following cases are already registered against him.
• FIR No. 159 dt. 6.9.16 u/s 379,411,473 IPC PS-11, Chd
• FIR No. 312 dt. 7.8.16 u/s 379,411,473 IPC PS-17, Chd
• FIR No. 214 dt. 31.10.16 u/s 379, 411 IPC PS 26, Chd
• 451 dt. 19.04.14 u/s 379,411 IPC PS 24, Chd
• 214 dt. 29.9.15 u/s 379,411 IPC PS 36, Chd (in which he was declared PO)

Further interrogation is in progress and more recoveries are likely to be affected from him because he has confessed during interrogation that he has stolen about 15 cars from the various sectors of Chandigarh & Panchkula, out of which only 5 have been recovered and the remaining are yet to be recovered.

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