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Module of car jackets busted in Awantipora

Srinagar, Dec, 18 (KINS): The Awantipora police Friaday said that it received an information that some persons are involved in selling of cars at quite cheaper rates than actual price by way of luring customers.

“Upon this information preliminary investigation was carried out which revealed that some persons in Awantipora area are involved in selling stolen vehicles to the customers at cheaper rates and are getting the stolen vehicles from other states of the country. Upon preliminary investigation report Case FIR No. 188/2020 under section 379,420,467,468,471,120 B IPC was registered at police station Awantipora and accordingly three persons were arrested in the said case. The details of the arrested persons are:-

  1. Mohammad Shafi Dar S/o Gh. Mohammad R/o Lethpora.
  2. Shameem Ahmad Bhat S/o Mohammad Rajab Bhat R/o Lethpora.
  3. Abdul Rashid Bhat S/o Gh. Mohi ud Din R/o Lelhar Kakpora.

Three stolen vehicles (01 Scorpio, 02 Alto K10) were recovered from the arrested persons. The modus operandi of the arrested persons was to get vehicle(s) lifted, put fake number plates on the vehicle which normally is existing number plate of the same type of vehicle which is with some genuine person and to make them appear similar to existing registered genuine vehicles so as to misguide the law enforcing agencies as well as general public.

General public is requested not to buy any suspicious vehicles from unauthorized dealers/persons and buy only after proper verification from the Police and RTO’s concerned.

Further investigation into the matter is in progress and more arrests is expected,”.(KINS)

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