Police recover QRT vehicle stolen from South Ex, one held
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday claimed that they have recovered the quick response team (QRT) vehicle which was stolen from South Extension-I ahead of Independence Day and arrested a person in this regard.
Police claimed that after knowing that the stolen vehicle is a police gypsy, the accused did not thought of selling it.
On August 6, the theft took place from South Extension-I area after the driver had gone home in the vehicle and parked it outside his house in Kotla Mubarakpur. He went to his house and later when he returned to the parking spot, he found the vehicle to be missing. A PCR call was immediately made and messages flashed across Delhi. A FIR was also registered.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-east) Romil Baaniya stated that the stolen QRT Gypsy was spotted parked in Govindpuri area on the night of August during patrolling by the staff of police station just one day before Independence Day.
Following the recovery of stolen gypsy, surveillance was kept over the area and CCTV footages were checked and human intelligence was gathered. Based on the investigation, the accused was arrested.
The accused has been identified as 32-year-old Ajay, a resident of Tughlaq Lane jhuggis. Police claimed that on the day when the accused stole the vehicle he did not notice that it is a police vehicle as it was dark but after he came to know that the gypsy belongs to cops he parked the car at one place and as he was afraid of selling it.
At this instance, police recovered two other cars and found that Ajay is involved in two other cases, one case of Arms Act and the other case of theft.