Srinagar: Car-lifters last year stole 271 vehicles in different parts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
Out of 271 stolen vehicles, Srinagar Police after strenuous efforts managed to recover 69 stolen vehicles.
The data provided by Srinagar police as per a local news gathering agency reveals that 202 stolen vehicles are still missing.
Police have arrested several accused in connection with vehicle theft incidents and presented challans in the court of law.
Car lifters have stolen the vehicles mostly at those places where CCTV cameras have not been installed. Police sources said that CCTV footage helps police to zero in on the thieves while in the absence of any footage, it takes time to apprehend the criminals.
Data shows that from 2020 till 2021 ending motor vehicle thefts have doubled, however, there was a slight dip in 2022.
The last three years’ data from 2020 to 2022 reveals that car lifters managed to steal 657 vehicles across Srinagar city out of which Srinagar police have recovered 199 vehicles and 458 vehicles are still missing. (KNT)