3 arrested, 11 cars recovered
Srinagar: Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a gang of car lifters by arresting three people and recovering eleven stolen vehicles and fake documents on their instance.
A police spokesman said that on Thursday (March 2), a party of Police Station Magam intercepted a car (Maruti Eeco) bearing temporary number near Agri Kallan crossing on Srinagar-Gulmarg road. The car was driven by Mohammad Rafiq Shah son of Abdul Hameed of Ganiepora Buran Pattan.
On examination, police said, the documents presented by driver were found fictitious. On verification the temporary number was also found fake. ON searching the vehicle, police said, fake RC’s, Insurance certificates, NOC’s, number plates Iron driller, revert gun, hammer, screws were recovered.
During investigation it surfaced that a group of car lifters was operating in Magam area and after stealing vehicle from different places of the valley/ outside the valley were preparing fake documents. Police registered a case under FIR No 19/2017 under section 379,420,467,468,471,411, 120-B RPC in police station Magam. During further investigation it surfaced that the car lifters gang preparing fake RC’s, insurance certificates, NOC’s, number plates of the vehicle companies at Akter Advertisers shop in Budgam. Subsequently a computer system along with available soft data have been seized and three people in the crime have been arrested.
The arrest of these three people led to the recovery of ten stolen cares.