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SRINAGAR: Police busted a gang of car lifters by arresting three people and recovering fake documents and eleven stolen vehicles on their instance.
On 2nd March 2017, a police party of Police Station Magam during checking on Srinagar-Gulmarg Road near Agri Kallan crossing intercepted a Maruti EECO car having temporary number KMR (TEM) BA 3094 driven by Mohammad Rafiq Shah, son of Abdul Hameed, resident of Ganiepora Buran Pattan.
On examination, the documents presented by driver were found fictitious. The temporary number of the instant vehicle was verified and found fake. During the search of the vehicle, fake RC’s, insurance certificates, NOC’s and objectionable material viz, number plates Iron driller, revert gun, hammer, screws were recovered from the said vehicle.
During further investigation, it surfaced that a group of car lifters was operating in Magam area and after stealing vehicle from different places of the Valley/ outside the Valley were preparing fake documents.
Accordingly case FIR No 19/2017 under Section 379, 420, 467, 468, 471, 411 and 120-B RPC was registered in Police Station Magam and a team under the supervision of SDPO Magam was constituted.
During further course of investigation it surfaced that the car lifters gang was preparing fake RC’s, insurance certificates, NOC’s, number plates etc of the vehicle companies at Akter Advertisers Shop in Budgam. Subsequently, a computer along with available soft data has been seized and three people in the crime have been arrested.
The arrest of these three people led to the recovery of one Maruti EECO white color, one Hando City silver color, one Santro white color, one beat silver color, one Toyota Fortuner White color, one Tavera White color, one Swift VDI White color, one Beat Chocolate color, one Hyundai I-20 White color and Swift VDI Green color.
Further investigation in to the matter is going on.
Car lifters gang busted; dozen stolen vehicles recovered
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