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Inter-district gang of vehicle lifters busted; 4 persons arrested: Police

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Srinagar, Feb 15: Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted an inter-district gang of vehicle lifters with the arrest of four persons from whose possession 11 stolen vehicles were recovered.

Giving details, a police statement said that on February 09, Police Station Budgam received information about a gang of car thieves operating in Budgam and other districts of the Valley. The gang would change the registration number and sometimes even body colour of stolen vehicles, prepare its fake and forged documents and then sell it at cheaper rates, police said.

After preliminary verification of the information, a case (FIR no. 28/2022) was registered at Police Station Budgam and during investigation police raided various locations in the district and arrested four accused persons.

Police identified the arrested persons as Firdous Ahmed Beigh, son of Abdul Rashid Beigh, resident of Nasrullahpora Budgam; Ajaz Ahmed Mandoo, son of Bashir Ahmed Mandoo of Rawalpora; Irshad Ahmed Bhat, son of Mohammad Sultan Bhat of BugrooKhansahib, and Reyaz Ahmad, son of Abdul Gani, also a resident of Nasrullapora Budgam.

On their disclosure, 11 stolen vehicles including one Hyundai Creta, two Vitara Brezza, one Alto K-10, three Alto 800, one Maruti Baleno, one Skoda, one Pulsar motorcycle and one Honda motorcycle were recovered, police said.

During the investigation, involvement of three more persons has been established and efforts are on to nab them, police said, adding further investigation is on and more recoveries are expected.

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