To dodge police, bootleggers drove high-end rental cars to Bihar
New Delhi: Driving a cab for more than 1,000 kilometers to dry state Bihar only to supply illegal liquors is the new trend used by bootleggers. Police claimed that the new modus operandi was revealed after the arrest of the 45-year-old man from MB Road on Wednesday.
According to police, the accused identified as Amit Kumar, a native of Meerut was living in a rented accommodation in Sec 51, Noida. The accused with his associates were using rental car for the supply of illegal liquors in Bihar. Police sources told Millennium Post that they started the modus operandi from December 2016 and more than 40 trips were made by the accused. The team who made the arrest was led by Inspector Richpal Singh from Special Staff under the close supervision of Kulbhushan Sharma ACP (Operation) South District.
During the investigation, the accused disclosed that they had a plan that if the vehicle will be caught by police the cab company will bear the loss of the car and they used to hire the cab for some period in which the liquor was supplied.
"The cab companies never checked who was driving their cab. One of the accused used to book the cab through the mobile application and then it was driven by other accused to Bihar," said the police source.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Romil Baaniya stated that the gang has a unique modus operandi of transporting illicit liquor from Gurugram to Bihar through Delhi. The team has recovered 20 cartons of illicit liquor. In a bid to expand their business, cab owners have obtained a fleet of vehicles registered in the different state. To sustain in the competition, many cab owners allow their vehicles to users without the driver. Without any co-passenger, they easily bypass thorough checking.
"In past time, the accused obtained the rental taxi and used it for the supply of illicit liquor. Accused preferred to hire new models of high-end car to avoid suspicion of transporting liquor," said the DCP. Accused Kumar obtained Rs 10,000 per trip for delivering the consignment.