Nagpur: Crime Branch arrested two car lifters hailing from Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh and recovered a Hyundai Creta car stolen by the duo in city.
A resident of Suraj Nagar, Hingna, Anil Sadashiv Mahdure had lodged a complaint with Hingna police about his car stolen on August 26, 2019. Anil had parked his white Hyundai Creta car (MH-40/BE 1079) in front of his house around 10 pm. The car was stolen by some unidentified person(s). Apart from Hingna police, Crime Branch was probing the case. During the probe, sleuths came to know that the car was serviced at Hyundai Showroom, Wadi, just a day before theft. As the key of the car was lost, Anil had given duplicate keys to the showroom.
The Crime Branch sleuths scanned CCTV footage at showroom and found two unidentified persons standing near Anil’s car. Enquiry revealed the two persons were not employees of the showroom.
Subsequently, cops scanned around 50-60 footages of CCTV on various routes. The efforts bore fruit as the cops came to know that the two suspects had gone to Bilaspur. A team of cops immediately wenbt to Bilaspur and detained the two accused namely N Manish Kumar N Maheshwarrao (24) and Mohd Yusuf Mohd Iqbal (24), both natives of Bilaspur. During the questioning, the dup confessed stealing the car. Cops seized the stolen Creta car worth Rs 13 lakh.
The arrest was made by PI Khandale, PSI Mayur Chaurasia, head constable Ravindra Gawande, NPC Narendra Thakur, constables Pravin Rode, Sagar Thakre, Krunal Masram, Suhas Shingne, Suraj Bhongale, Ashish Patil, driver head constable Dubey under the guidance of Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Nilesh Bharne, DCP (Detection) Gajanan Rajmane and ACPs Sudhir Nandanwar and Kishore Jadhav.