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Karate player stole car, dodged police in 'Drishyam' style

New Delhi: Life would have been on a different track for 23-year-old Sahil Shaukeen if he had not fallen from a train and injured his leg.

The National Judo karate player was going to participate in national games when the accident happened in 2014, five years later he is in Tihar jail for fleeing with a rented car from Delhi's Connaught Place along with his associate. The manner in which the police was dodged resembled the Ajay Devgan starrer 'Drishyam' movie.

Sahil and his friend Sachin, an engineering student from Haryana were predecided when they hired an XUV 500 car with forged documents and fake name from a car rental company in Connaught Place on June 16.

The car was supposed to be returned the next day. The duo also paid 6744 Rs online as the fees. The rental company got suspicious when the car was not returned on the said day. Also, the GPS last location came out to be Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. After this, the GPS was turned off.

Delhi police after lodging the FIR formed a team to identify and arrest the accused. Soon, Sahil was arrested from Bahadurgarh Haryana.

The other accused 20-year-old Sachin Parashar was arrested from Rohini. The interrogation revealed the Drishyam Movie plot, as the accused after stealing the car first removed the GPS from the vehicle and threw it into a passing truck just like the protagonist did in the movie to dodge the investigators.

"Upon detailed interrogation, they confessed that they had earlier also booked and stolen a number of vehicles with this modus operandi. They would then modify the vehicles suitably and supply them to persons who were involved in bootlegging of alcohol from Haryana to UP," said Madhur Verma, DCP New Delhi.

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