The capital Police arrested a gang of five car lifter active Arunachal-Assam inter state boundary and recovered a stolen vehicles on Saturday.
The accused have been identified as Amar Ali, Mijanur Rehman & Shajahan Ali are from Laluk and Tilu Barman & Dilip Sarkar are from Barpeta of Assam.
“The arrests were made following a tip-off from reliable sources about the presence of car lifters in the capital complex area,” informed Itanagar SDPO Kamdam Sikom.
During interrogation the accused revealed that they are habitual car lifter and already stolen 3 Tata Sumos and 1 Gypsy from Naharlagun and Nirjuli area and sold it in Assam for which they used to get a sum of rupees 1 Lakh to 1.5 Lakh rupees for each vehicle from the buyer.
Following the revelation, one Tata Sumo was recovered, and more vehicles are likely to be recovered soon, informed the SDPO.
During investigation, it emerged that the lifters are also accused in three other cases registered at the Naharlagun police station.
Investigation is still going to nab more accused involved in the case.
The police team that nabbed the car lifters included Naharlagun police station OC Nikom Riba and investigating officer Inspector Thumgon Tali, led by SDPO Sikom (who is currently also in charge of the Naharlagun police station), under the close supervision of Capital SP M Harsha Vardhan.
SP Capital M Harsha Vardhan has meanwhile appealed to the denizen to keep strict vigil in their respective sectors or colonies and cooperate Capital Police in nabbing criminals.