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8 bikes, 1 scooty stolen in a day in Gurugram

IANS | November 24, 2020 04:40 PM

GURUGRAM: Vehicle thefts are again on the rise in Gurugram as the district police have registered nine cases which include theft of eight motorcycles and one scooty in the last 24 hours across the city.

The incidents of vehicle thefts took place in sectors 49, 51, 52, 17-A, Jyoti Park, Heera Nagar, Islampur village, Pataudi and Manesar.

Motorcycle thefts have become common in Gurugram in recent months. On an average ten vehicles are stolen every day in the city.

Cases have been registered under section 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code at different police stations in Gurugram.

"After the lifting of lockdown there is an increase in the number of thefts in the city, especially during the daytime when people are indoors, " said a senior police official.

One of the cases was registered at Sector-53 police station. "The complainant Kapil Sharma was inside his house but when he stepped outside, he couldn't find his Royal Enfield motorcycle. The theft occurred on Monday at around 9.30 a.m., " said a police officer.

In another incident the complainant Pradeep Kumar told the police his TVS Apache bike was stolen from outside his Sector-49 house in Gurugram. A case was registered at the Sector-50 police station.

Another TVS Apache motorcycle was stolen from South City, Phase-II, Sector-49, a Scooty was stolen from Jyoti Park area, and a Hero Splendor Plus from Sector 17-A. The police said a Hero Splendor was stolen from Manesar and one more bike from Pataudi.

Sources in the police department said most of the stolen vehicles are taken to Mewat and Bharatpur in Rajasthan where the parts of the vehicles are sold. In some cases, the motorcycles are sold for a few thousand rupees to customers in rural areas where there is little monitoring by the police.

In some cases, the engines are taken out and used as water pumps by farmers, the police said.

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