Baramulla youth among 2 held for stealing cars

NEW DELHI, July 5:  The Delhi Police today arrested two men who allegedly stole more than a hundred cars from Delhi and sold them in Kashmir.
Police said the accused – Showket Ahmad (25) and Mohd Zuber (22) would fly from Kashmir to Delhi and steal cars in the Delhi-NCR region. They would then drive back to Kashmir and sell those at lucrative prices in the Valley. The police said they found the accused had already stolen 100 cars from Delhi and UP.
Ahmad lives in Baramulla district in Kashmir and works as a Government contractor. His father retired from the forest department. He started working with his friends Rinku, Zuber and Waseem to earn quick money.
Meanwhile, Zuber hails from Shamli in UP and works with Ahmad’s friend Rinku. He delivers stolen cars to prospective buyers.
Jasmeet Singh, DCP (Central) said Rinku would steal the cars with his associates and give them to Juber and Ahmad.
“We received information in March that two men are coming to Delhi to receive stolen cars. Our team traced the movements of the gang members. On Friday, three of the accused -Rinku, Zuber and Ahmad were driving a stolen Baleno car.
Our team found them in Paharganj and laid a trap to arrest them. While Zuber and Ahmad were arrested, Rinku managed to escape,” he added.
During interrogation, Ahmad told the police he recently drove 10 stolen cars from Delhi to Baramulla. Since he was earning a good commission on the sales, he would come to Delhi via aeroplane to receive stolen cars.
Police said they have recovered two Baleno cars, a Swift Dzire and a WagonR from their possession. Further investigation is being conducted to arrest other gang members in Delhi and Kashmir. (Agencies)