Duo held,Mechanic turned bike lifters arrested by chamarajpet police,20 bikes worth Rs.11.4 lakhs recovered

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

The West Division police of Chamarajapet police on Tuesday arrested two mechanics who were stealing motorcycles parked in front of the house.The police have recovered 20 bikes worth Rs 11.4 lakh from them.

The accused has been identified as,Ramadasa and Shravan both aged about 20 years.

Senior officer told media persons,as a series of bike thefts are getting reported in some parts of city.

A high level meeting was called to control the bike lifting crime in the jurisdiction areas a special team was formed under the supervision of DCP,West,Dr Sanjeev M Patil,ACP, P Ravikumar,PI,Lokhapur,was part of the meeting.

Based on a bike theft case reported in January 18,the police team analyzed CCTV footage and during investigation the team got clear identity to the accused and based on technical inputs and police investigation skills before zeroing in on Ramadasa and Shravan, both aged 20 years .

During investigation The duo confessed that they are working as Mechanic and started stealing parked bikes in front of the houses for the last six months and selling it to the people on throwaway prices after changing the registration number of the vehicle .

The accused would then use the money on vices and steal next bike after running out of the cash , the police said .

Based on the information the police have recovered the bikes and taken the duo into custody for further investigations.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner, Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP West Sandeep Patil DCP West Dr Sanjeev M Patil ACP P Ravikumar PI,Lokhapur,PSI,Gopal,ASI, Raju and his whole crime staff for the commendable and exemplary work done by them a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.