NEW DELHI: The Inter-border Gangs Investigation Squad of the Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested the 'most wanted' receiver of stolen cars in the entire north India, who dismantled and disposed of thousands of cars stolen from various areas of Delhi-NCR in the markets of Meerut.
Cops said on Wednesday that a country-made pistol and three stolen luxurious cars have been recovered from the possession of the accused, identified as 32-year-old Jishan Qureshi alias Pawwa, a resident of Safdarganj Bazar in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
According to police, the accused was involved in as many as 25 criminal cases of auto-theft and tampering of engine and chassis numbers of vehicles of Delhi, Meerut, Gurugram, Noida and Ghaziabad. He was also declared Proclaimed Offender by different courts in four cases of Gurugram, Noida and Ghaziabad.
In September 2017, the Crime Branch had arrested an autolifter Pawan alias Punnu, who disclosed that his gang had sold out several stolen luxury cars to Jishan in Meerut.
Later, in December 2017, the Crime Branch arrested another autolifter Mohit Sharma as well as his two associates, who also disclosed that his gang too had sold out hundreds of stolen vehicles to Jishan in Meerut.
In May 2018, the kingpin of the autolifter gang Pramod was arrested by Crime Branch, who too revealed that his gang had sold about 30 stolen luxurious cars to Jishan.
Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) told reporters, "After diligent technical and hard field work, on the basis of vital clues received, our team succeeded in arresting the accused Jishan near Dhulsiras Village in Dwarka in a stolen Polo car."
"He whipped out his country-made pistol at the raiding party, in order to flee, but was soon caught. Later on, two stolen luxurious cars, including a Mahindra XUV and Hyundai Verna were recovered from his garage in Meerut," Kumar said.
During interrogation, Jishan revealed that in the past few years, he had purchased stolen cars from several auto-lifter gangs active in Delhi-NCR and thousands of stolen cars had either been dismantled by him or sold out to another notorious receiver in Meerut after keeping his commission, who further supplies them to other parts of India.