Pramesh S Jain
The North Division Police of Bagalagunte police have arrested habitual and notorious bike lifter Rohit alias Cat and recovered 10 stolen bikes worth Rs.4.5 lakhs from his possession.
The accused has been identified as,Rohit alias Cat,23,year old resident of Laggere.
DCP, North,Dharmendra Kumar Meena,told media persons,as on 1st December,our Alert crime staff of Bagalagunte police on Friday caught a 23 year old bike lifter and recovered 10 stolen bikes from him.
Meena said,our crime team were on patrolling and were checking vehicles near Shettyhalli gate under Bagalagunte police station limits.
During patrolling the team noticed a bike coming and flagged the bike rider on suspicion the team asked the rider to produce the documents but the rider failed to produce the team decided to seize the bike.
The alert constable went near the bike and found the handle lock was broken and even the vehicle was running without an ignition key.They realised the rider was a bike lifter.
And they took him to the police station and during interrogation,he confessed to have stolen 10 motorcycles from different parts of the city.
Based on his statement Bagalagunte police inspector, Venkategowda,and his team has recovered 10 bikes worth Rs.4.5 lakhs,which he had disposed.
A detailed investigation by team has revealed that,the accused Rohit is a habitual offender who was arrested by Peenya police in June this year for similar offence.But he came out on bail and continued to steal two wheelers parked outside the houses.
Rohit was working in bike service station and heavily addicted to alcohol and other habits. In order to arrange money to lead a lavish he started stealing bikes. A case has been registered in Bagalagunte police station and manhunt is on to nab his associates.
Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant,has appreciated,Addl CP,West,Soumendhu Mukherjee,DCP,North,Dharmendra Kumar Meena, ACP,Yeshwanthpur Sub-division,Sreenivas Reddy,PI,Venkategowda and his team as,PSIs,as,Kumar M,Sreekantegowda B,Prabhu KL,and Lokesh and whole crime staff who has done a commendable job and a suitable reward will be given to the team for nabbing the bike lifter he added.