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Three members of inter-State bike lifting gang held in Adilabad

Published: 20th Oct 2021 10:42 pm

Adilabad: Three members of an inter-State motorbike lifting gang were arrested in Neradigonda mandal centre on Wednesday. As many as 17 two-wheelers were seized from their possession. The value of the seized bikes was assessed to be Rs 7.5 lakh. Another member of the gang was absconding.

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Utnoor Additional Superintendent of Police Harshavardhan Srivastava said that the accused were Shaik Abaidullah (28), a car driver, Shaik Saleem (27), a van driver and Shaik Arshad (21), a car driver, all belonging to different parts of the district headquarters. Mohammad Kousar, another accused, is still at large.

The three were held when travelling suspiciously by a two-wheeler at a toll plaza on Hyderabad-Nagpur National Highway at Neradigonda mandal centre, following a tip.

During the interrogations, the three confessed to committing the crime for leading a lavish lifestyle for quite a long time. They admitted that they were lifting the motorcycles parked in front of houses at night in different parts of Hyderabad, Nirmal, Adilabad, Jainath, Echoda, Neradogonda, Gudihathnoor mandal centres, by switching on the vehicles using duplicate keys.

The IPS officer commended Echoda Inspector Ramesh Babu and Neradoginda Sub-Inspector Bharath Suman and his team for arresting the lifters. He stated that a task force team was formed for solving the mystery behind the disappearance of motorbikes from several parts of Adilabad, as per instructions of in-charge SP M Rajesh Chandra a month back. He added that the team succeeded in its mission with the arrests of the three.

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