Rental vehicles selling Fraudster gang busted by Yeshwanthpura police 5 held, Vehicles worth Rs.32 lakhs Recovered:

Yogesh K Porwar

The North Division Police of Yeshwanthpura police on Monday arrested a gang of five who used to take vehicles on rental basis and were selling them after changing the registration numbers.

The accused has been identified as,Arif,26,and his associates as,Koustubh,32 from Belagavi,Syed Arman Faris,23,Sulaiman Pasha,23,and Tousif,26 from chandra layout and Chamarajapete

DCP North,Dharmendra Kumar Meena,told reporters,The gang was busted following a complaint filed by Girish,a city based businessman that the accused tried to sell him a SUV for RS.5 lakh with registration documents.

In his complaint Girish said that he met Arif and Koustubh while travelling from Belgaum to city few days ago.The duo introduced themselves as dealers of second hand vehicles and offered to get him good condition vehicles for cheaper price.

Girish accepted their offer and exchanged the contact details.When on Sunday Arif called Girish stating that he has a fortuner car from Belagavi for Rs five lakh and came in the car to meet.

After test drive girish agreed to buy and asked for vehicle documents.The accused took RS.5,000 towards advance payment and handed him over a photocopies of the documents.

They returned asking Girish to arrange the rest of the amount and left in the car.Girish got the document checked to find it fake and filed a complaint.

Based on the complaint,a team led by,ACP,NT Srinivas Reddy,under the supervision of Yeshwanthpura police inspector Mohammed Mukarram,and his crime staff swung into action and track down Arif,and his associate Koustubh,from Belagavi.

During the course of investigation the accused confessed the crime and based on their statement the team nabbed their associates as,syed Arman faris,Sulaiman Pasha,and Tousif,from chandra layout and Chamarajapete.

A detailed Inquiry revealed that the accused had gone to Goa and taken the SUV on rent.The accused later escaped with SUV and came to Belagavi where they tampered the vehicle number and changed the registration to prepare a set of fake documents.

The accused using similar modus operandi stole 13 bikes from in and around the city and forged the registration numbers to sell.The police have recovered the SUV Fortuner Car and 13 two wheelers worth of Rs.35 Lakhs from them.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant,has appreciated Addl CP West,Soumendhu Mukherjee,DCP,North,Dharmendra Kumar Meena,ACP,Yeshwanthpura Sub-Division,NT Srinivas Reddy,PI,Mohammed Mukarram,and his team as,PSI,Vinod Rathod,and crime staff as,Prasanna,Appusabvali,Dayanand,Peerapa and other staff for the commendable job done by them and a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.