January 2012

12 January 2012

India: Man steals 200 cars for brother\‘s UP poll campaign

Mumbai: The symptoms of the feverish electioneering in Uttar Pradesh prior to the February polls have been manifested in Mumbai. During the course of a murder probe, the police uncovered an auto theft racket organised to fund and facilitate campaigning in the northern state. On December 26, the Navi Mumbai police arrested Nusrat Ali Khan alias Jabir…

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4 January 2012

India: Inter-state car theft racket busted, 5 arrested, 500 vehicles recovered

The Delhi Police arrested five members of an inter-state car theft racket who have allegedly been involved in the theft of more than 500 vehicles. The arrested persons have been identified as Kharkha Bahadur Rana (54), the kingpin, Mohammad Arkan (40), Arman (22), Shekhar Singh(29), and Muzaffar(40). Ten stolen vehicles and other paraphernalia such…

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February 2011

13 February 2011

India: After lying low, vehicle lifter gangs regrouping?

VARANASI: Is it that after lying low for three years, the vehicle lifter gangs are again becoming active in the city? The police records show a decline in vehicle lifting cases in the last three years. As many as 591 vehicles were lifted from different localities falling under 15 police station areas of the city in 2008. In 2009, the police recorded…

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December 2010

28 December 2010

India: Incomplete database slows down drive to track stolen cars

Mumbai - The city police’s drive to trace stolen cars may not be helpful for people whose cars were registered a while ago. The Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) in the city are yet to computerise data on cars registered a few years ago. Neither the police nor the RTO are prepared to have their men enter these details from registers into computers…

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November 2010

30 November 2010

India: Delhi deputy speaker’s vehicle stolen

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) A pan-India alert was sounded after a vehicle belonging to Delhi assembly Deputy Speaker Amrish Singh Gautam was stolen from near his residence in east Delhi, police said Sunday. Gautam's sports utility vehicle (SUV) was stolen Saturday night after it was parked by his son around 10.30 p.m., police said. 'The 2010 make…

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