Sitabuldi cops arrest two; unearth four cases of vehicle lifting

Nagpur: The city police it seems have pulled up their socks against the offenders and are tightening their noose against the anti-social elements in the society.

In yet another crackdown against the increasing incidents of vehicle lifting and robberies, the Sitabuldi police arrested two persons and solved four such incidents. Cops have also recovered a car, two-wheelers, mobile phones, LED TV, cameras and gold ornaments collectively worth Rs 6.03 lakh from their possession.

The names of the arrested were given as Ajay alias Ajju Ramsingh Warkhade (23), a resident of Ramteke Nagar, Beltarodi and Roushan Suresh Pache (23), resident of Hingna in this connection.

Addressing the press conference on Monday, Sitabuldi Police Inspector (PI) Jagvendrasingh Rajput informed the media persons that the accused duo would commit crime only under the influence of liquor. On how an accident led the police to make a breakthrough in this case, PI further informed, “During patrolling, the sleuths of Sitabuldi police received a tip-off that a white I-10 car had knocked down another vehicle at Jaistambh Square and was trying to flee the spot. Subsequently, the cops chased the vehicle and detained driver Roushan besides seizing the car.

During the interrogation, Roushan revealed to cops that the car he was driving was stolen by him from a locked house in Beltarodi with his accomplice Ajay. The cops then nabbed Ajay. During frisking, the police found a sharp weapon in his possession.

Besides, one offence under the jurisdiction of Beltarodi, the accused duo admitted to their involvement in three more cases of vehicle lifting and robberies under the jurisdiction of Sadar police station.

The accused also told the police that they would strike only locked houses assuming them to be the safe targets.

Cops have booked the accused duo under Sections 4, 25, 279 of the IPC and are investigating further.