New Delhi: For a long time, Jai Pal ran a garage in north west Delhi's Jahangirpuri area, where he used to change the chassis of stolen vehicles and would then further sell. His nefarious activity, however, came to an end on Tuesday after he and an associate were nabbed from Anand Vihar.
Police on Wednesday stated that with the arrest of Jai Pal and his associate Kasim, both the residents of Jahangirpuri, three cases of vehicle theft have been solved.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Nupur Prasad stated that on Tuesday, the two accused were arrested on the basis of a tip-off that they would come near Cross River Mall for selling a car.
"A trap was laid and the accused were nabbed, and the stolen vehicle being driven by Jaipal was confiscated. It was found to have been stolen from the jurisdiction of Shalimar Bagh police station," said Prasad.
She further said that the accused claimed that they used to wander around in various localities of the Capital to steal vehicles.
"Jai Pal revealed that he runs his own garage in Ramgarh Colony in Jahangirpuri, where he used to change the body colour and tamper with the engine and chassis number of the stolen vehicles," said the DCP.
Police further claimed that the accused revealed their involvements in various cases of vehicle theft.
Based on their revelation, from the garage, four stolen cars were recovered.
Motor vehicle theft has been a concern for the city police, as more than 10,000 cases have been registered with Delhi Police in the first three months of this year.
Law enforcement officials also busted several gangs and arrested more than 800 accused involved in the theft of vehicles.
Police data accessed by Millennium Post stated that between January and March this year, around 10,130 cases of motor vehicle theft have been registered with the city police, in which 856 persons have been arrested. Police claimed to have worked out 1,172 of these cases.
Meanwhile, in 2017, Delhi Police arrested more than 5,000 persons for motor vehicle theft and solved 6,894 cases.