Published On : Mon, Aug 19th, 2013

Two-wheeler lifters’ gang busted in Nagpur

Nagpur News.

Panchpaoli police have busted a two-wheeler vehicle-lifters’ gang and recovered 13 two-wheelers of various companies in Nagpur on Monday. Acting on a tip off, the police laid a siege around the houses of Suraj Vishwakarma, resident of Dhammadeep Nagar, Nagpur and Santosh Dhakate of Vaishnodevi Nagar. Both of them had reportedly stolen a two-wheeler motorcycle. The police arrested them on August 16. During interrogation, the accused revealed that they had been operating a racket. Treading the leads gathered from the two, the police then reached out to recover the stolen two wheelers in Nagpur and other connecting districts including one in Madhya Pradesh.

Both revealed their names as Suraj alias Heeralal alias Balya Ramjivan Vishwakarma (32), resident of Dhammadeep Nagar under Yashodhara police station and Santosh Bhagelaram Dhakate (Devangan) (21), resident of Plot No. 38, Vaishnodevi Nagar, Old Kamptee Road, under Kalamna police station.

Both the gang members informed Pachpaoli Police that they lifted the two-wheelers from Sadar, Shanti Nagar, Kamptee, Tehsil, Yashodhara Nagar, Vathoda, Sitabuldi and other areas. Both Suraj and Santosh also revealed the names of their other gang members as Rohit Ashok Khobragade (25), resident of Plot No 250, Vinoba Bhave Nagar, Lane No 4, under Yashodhara police station. Rohit was also arrested by the Pachpaoli police for lifting of two-wheelers.

The stolen vehicles were recovered from city and rural areas of Nagpur along with nearby districts of Bhandara, Gondia and from some places of Madhya Pradesh. The police have informed that the stolen vehicles would be returned once its owners are identified.

The operation was led by Shrikant Tarvade, additional Police Commissioner (North Zone), Mangaljit Siram, Deputy Police Commissioner (Zone No 2), Baba Dongre, Assistant Police Commissioner, Pachpaoli Zone by Prakash V Bele, Senior Police Inspector, Pachpaoli Police Station, PSI M S Patil, and their team of police constables Anil Thakur, Rajmohan Thakur, Ajay Kunte, Deepak Karokar, Pravin Jambhulkar, Laxmikant Barlinge, and Roshan Tiwari.

Here is the list of recovered two wheelers. Check if one of those could be yours.

Serial No. Date and time of theft Motorcycle No Model
1. 17-05-2013 at 1500 hours MH-31/DP 4638 Hero Honda Passion Rs 30,000
2. 18-07-13 at 2230 hours MH-31/DB 4355 Hero Honda CD Delux Rs 30,000
3. 14-06-13 at 1500 hours MH-40/E 0108 Hero Honda Splendour Rs 20,00
4. — — — — — — — — — — MH-31/ BN 6596 Hero Honda Slendour Rs 23,000
5. 09-06-13 at 2130 hours MH-31/CV 5981 Hero Honda Pleasure Rs 20,000
6. — — — — — — — MH-31/ AR 7935 Hero Honda Splendour Rs 22,000
7. — — — — — — — MH-31/BH 8322 Hero Honda Splendour Rs 20,000
8. 23-11-2012 at 1300 hours MH-40/ E 844 TVS Star City Rs 20,000

The stolen two-wheelers but offences not registered:
1) TVS MH-31/ DP 8925 (Original Number MH-31/ DQ 5298) Rs 30,000
2) Hero Honda Passion MH-31/ AW 9622 (Bogus Number) Rs 25,000
3) Bajaj Pulsar Black Coloured MH-31/ BK 571 (Bogus Number) Rs 30,000
4) Bajaj Pulsar Red Coloured MH-31/ DW 89 (Original Number MH-31/DW 8896) Rs 45,000
5) Hero Honda Passion Blue Coloured MH-40/C 2144 (Bogus Number) Rs 30,000

Total number of 13 two-wheeler motorcycles recovered amounting to Rs 3,35,000.