Jamshedpur: The police busted an interstate gang of vehicle-lifters by arresting five members of the gang during investigation into a case registered with the Sidhgroa police station on July 29. Those arrested were identified as Rahul Mukhi of Tube Colony, Amulya Kumar Mishra, Bashant Mohapatra, Vikas Yadav, a resident of Telco, and Nand Kishore Yadav, all residents of Odisha.
The police have recovered the cellphone that the criminals had snatched from the trailer driver and an SUV that they had used in the crime. Besides, five cellphones used in committing the crime have also been seized.
The police have also traced the trailer No NL01- 6866 that was stolen from near Tata Ryerson gate in Agrico under Sidhgora police station area.
A gang of five robbers had forced the trailer driver Sanjay Kumar Sharma to get into an SUV while the driver was waiting for getting his truck loaded with consignment of Tata Ryerson company in Agrico in the wee hours of July 29.
The trailer driver subsequently rushed to the Tata Ryerson get to find the trailer missing from the spot. Soon afterward he had informed his owner about the incident. The owner, Gurbinder Singh had lodged an FIR with the Sidhgora police station , leading the senior SP, Anoop Birtharay to set up a team to get the case investigated.
Revealing about the breakthrough, deputy superintendent of police (headquarters-I) Pawan Kumar said the trailer which had been stolen from Agrico in the intervening night of July 29 has been traced at Hyderabad.
“The arrested five robbers revealed and we have succeeded to find out the whereabout of the robbed trailer. It is presently at Hyderabad. A team of police officials will soon leave for Hyderabad to bring the vehicle to the steel city,” said Kumar while talking to the newsmen today.
The DSP said that they expect to make some arrest at Hyderabad too where the criminals have sold off the trailer, informing that they are in touch with the Hyderabad police and the robbed trailer will be back within a week time.
A senior officer said that the police administration is concerned over rising cases of vehicle lifters the situation and have taken measures like night patrolling and installation of barricades where police officials keep strict vigilance.
“We have formed teams that monitor different police stations. Moreover, night vigil has also been increased we suspect some inter-state gang is involved in the menace. We have also detained suspected youths and are interrogating them,” said the officer.