Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Tuesday busted a two-wheeler lifting racket. The police seized nine motorcycles and a Hywa truck and arrested four persons, including a diploma student in this connection.
After complaints were filed about motorcycle thefts in Bhubaneswar, a special squad was formed involving officials of different police stations to nab the culprits. During investigation, the cops seized nine motorcycles and a Hywa truck, besides arresting two accused and two receivers of the stolen property. The cops also sized four mobile phones from their possession.
Sharing the modus operandi, the CP said the culprits moved in a car in different areas, including Ganjam, Khurda, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Angul and Dhenkanal and stole the vehicles finding opportunities.
During the investigation, police arrested the two accused- Susanta Patra alias Bunty (23) of Banki and Sahil Jani (23), a native of Mission Compound in Koraput district currently staying in Banra under Banki police limits in Cuttack district . Besides two receivers of the theft vehicles identified as Biju Patra (19) of Banra village under Banki police station and Pruthwiraj Pradhan (25) of Nilakanthapur under Bhuban police limits in Dhenkanal district were arrested.
Police said arrested Bunty is involved in 10 cases lodged in various police stations in different districts while Sahil is involved in five cases at different police stations under the Commissionerate Police.
The police is interrogating the four accused to find out more about other thefts cases and investigation is on in the case.