Gang of vehicle thieves busted, 8 trailers seized - ECAS Punjab

Gang of vehicle thieves busted, 8 trailers seized

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Tribune News Service

Faridkot, July 19

The police have claimed to recover eight stolen trailers worth Rs 1 crore from a resident of Kotkapura. The police have launched a manhunt to nab his seven accomplices.

Faridkot Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) Sewa Singh Malhi said after stealing the vehicles, the accused used to change engine and chassis numbers, prepared fake documents and got it registered from different registration authorities in Punjab.

The accused lured people under the garb of easy bank loans and used to collect their Aadhaar cards, photos and other identity proofs. Later, they used to get vehicle registration certificates (RCs) issued on these identities, he said.

Malhi said they were trying to establish if any employee of the registration authority was hand-in-glove with the accused.

In February, the issue of a backdated "fake" driving licence had rocked the Fardikot Regional Transport Authority (RTA). After registration of a criminal case, a large number of driving licences and RCs were found issued through backlog entries in 2019. As a result, 260 driving licences were suspended and 96 RCs were blacklisted.



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