Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Dec 18: Police on Friday claimed to have busted a gang of car lifters and arrested three person and recovered stolen vehicles in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.
A police spokesman said this afternoon that police at Awantipora in Pulwama received a tip off that some persons are involved in selling. The accused were luring customers by selling cars at very low prices against actual rates of the vehicle.
He said upon this information, a preliminary investigation was carried out which revealed that some persons in the Awantipora area are involved in selling stolen vehicles, including from other states of the country, to the customers at cheaper rates.
A case under FIR number 188/2020 under section 379,420,467,468,471,120 B IPC was registered at police station Awantipora.
He said three persons who were arrested in the case and have been identified as Mohammad Shafi Dar resident of Lethpora, Shameem Ahmad Bhat resident of Lethpora, and Abdul Rashid Bhat resident of Lelhar Kakpora.
“Three stolen vehicles were recovered from the arrested persons,” he said and added that the modus operandi of the arrested persons was to get vehicle lifted. Later they were using fake number plates on the vehicle which normally is existing number plate of a genuine vehicle and to misguide the law enforcing agencies as well as general public.
Spokesman said further investigation into the matter is in progress and more arrests are expected.
Police have requested the general public not to buy any suspicious vehicles from unauthorized dealers or persons and buy only after proper verification from the police and Regional Transport Officers (RTOs) concerned.