PUNE: It has come to light that at least three people were arrested on Monday after an interstate highend car theft racket was busted by the Unit 2 of the Anti-Robbery and Theft Cell of the Crime Branch, Pune Police. An FIR has been registered at Lonikhand police station under section 379 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The accused arrested have been identified as Manoj Mahendra Parihar, Rajesh Radheshyam Pandit and Ismail Shefarkhan all residents of Agra, Delhi.
Police have also detained Gorakshanath Sahebrao Salave, a resident of Kalewadi in Pimpri-Chinchwad for helping them in the theft.
According to the police, while investigating a vehicle theft case reported in Lonikhand area, police found suspicious activities in CCTV footages according to which they identified the accused and after analysing their technical details arrested them.
Satish Govekar, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), said, “The accused were using electronic device to unlock the cars. They had purchased the device for the ₹1.50 lakh from Delhi and investigation regarding the same is underway.’’
Police have recovered one highend car, three dongles, electronic device used to unlock the car, three mobile handsets worth of ₹35 lakh from them.
The accused had stolen high-end cars from Lonikand area and Gangapur in Nashik district and cases have been registered at respective police stations.
The accused have been handed over to Loni Kand police station for further investigation, said officials.
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