Nashik: The local crime branch of rural police force busted a gang of two-wheeler thieves. A total of five two-wheelers worth Rs. 3 lakh have been seized from them.
The names of the suspects who have been arrested are Narendra Ravi Wagh (19, resident of telephone colony, Bhavaninagar, Dindori) and Hemant alias Sunny Dagdu Shelke (18, resident of Kokangaon Khurd, tal. Dindori). Their three accomplices are absconding and police are searching for them. The local crime branch received an input that some suspects will come to Dindori bus stand area for selling stolen two-wheelers.
Thereafter, a squad of local crime branch inspector Ashok Karpe, police sub-inspector Swapnil Naik, Sandip Kahale, assistant police sub-inspector Rambhau Mundhe, and their colleagues laid a trap in Dindori bus stand area under the guidance of district superintendent of police Dr. Arti Singh and additional district superintendent of police Sharmista Walavalkar.
After seeing two suspects arriving on a black-colored Bajaj Pulsar in Dindori bus stand area, the squad personnel chased them and took them into their custody. During enquiry about documents of the Bajaj Pulsar and driving licence, they gave evading replies.
Following further interrogation, the suspects admitted that they stole Bajaj Pulsar from Ojhar airport road area. They also admitted that they stole motorcycles from Ojhar, Pimpalgaon, Kalvan, Mhasrul and Panchavati area along with their other three accomplices.
A total of five Bajaj Pulsars worth Rs. 3.5 lakh have been seized from them. With this police bust 6 motorcycle stealing cases which have been registered at Ojhar, Pimpalgaon, Kalvan, Panchavati and Mhasrul police station. A case against suspects has been registered at Ojhar police station.
Meanwhile, it came to light the gang was selling stolen motorcycles at lower prices in tribal areas at Surgana, Peth, Harsul and Dindori. As cases are also filed against those who are purchasing the stolen motorcycles, citizens should not buy the motorcycles without documents, urged the police administration.