PI Jivba Dalvi of Pernem Police informed that they have arrested gang of 4 members of motorcycle thieves and recovered 07engines of two wheelers. Mr.Pramod Dynandev Shegade r/o Sawantwadi Maharashtra who is having motorcycle repair garage at Agarwada Pernem having name “Sateri Automobile Garage” lodged his complaint stating that unknown accused persons stole away Activa Scooter having No. GA – 11 – C – 4364 and Honda Dio Scooter bearing No. GA-11-B-8081 which we had kept outside the garage for repairs. The stolen vehicles were taken by the accused in one Tata Ace Rickshaw. Police immediately registered the offence and took up the investigation. Various teams were formed. Police got the CCTV footage of Rickshaw passing from Agarwada and after thorough technical surveillance, could manage to get RTO registration number of the said Rickshaw through CCTV and further laid the hands on the owner of the said Rickshaw namely Mohamad Salman Manihar r/o Karaswada Mapusa. He confessed his involvement in the crime along with three other accomplice. Pernem Police immediately formed various teams and arrested remaining 3 accused. All four accused confessed their involvement in the crime and disclosed their names as 1) Mohamad Azam Ali Manihar, age 32 yrs, r/o near Bandekar Petrol Pump, Karaswada Mapusa,2) Salman Azam Ali Manihar, age 27 yrs, r/o near Bandekar Petrol Pump, Karaswada Mapusa,3) Mr. Sultan Azam Ali Manihar, age 28 yrs, r/o near Bandekar Petrol Pump, Karaswada Mapusa and 4. Abdul Gulam Kadir, age 30 yrs, r/o near Bandekar Petrol Pump, Karaswada Mapusa. Pernem Police than recovered 7 engines of two wheelers having number 1) GC44E5113370, 2) DHGBKE6014, 3)F4862236732, 4) JF08E8517331,5) JF08E0341497,6)NOE/X078318 and 7)JEOBUD96641 from scrap yard at Karaswada Mapusa. Engines of both the scooters which were mentioned by the complainant have also been recovered.
Police are in process to trace the owners of the remaining 5 engines which are recovered.
The accused person namely Mohamad Azam Ali Manihar is having Scrap yard Karaswada Mapusa and through his laborers, he used to collect information of such scooter and above gang members used to lift the motorcycles and load them in Rickshaw and further shift them to his scrap yard. At the scrap yard the accused persons used to dismantle them and than sell the dismantled parts in black market. In such a way thier used to be no any evidence. The timely action of Pernem Police will also lead to further detection of stolen motorcycles of other owners.
The team was headed by PI Jivba Dalvi, and consisted of PSI Sanjit Kandolkar, PSI Harish Vaigankar, PSI Vivek Harlankar, HC 5573 Sandesh Kinlekar, HC 5477 Rupesh Korgoankar ,HC 5546 Gurudas Mandrekar, PC 6755 Sagar Khorjukar, PC 8277 Lokesh Gawade, PC 8040 Kishor Naik, PC 8131 Prajot Mayekar, PC 7161 Vinod Pedenkar, PC 7377 Sarvesh Kalangutkar, PC 7779 Mahendra Sakhalkar.
Pernem Police are submitting a report against the scrap yard owner to SDM Mapusa for necessary action.
Further investigation is in progress under the supervision of SDPO Mapusa Gajanan Prabhudessai and SP North Shobit Saxena IPS.