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Gang of autolifters busted

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
With the arrest of two men, the Delhi Police busted a gang of autolifters allegedly involved in several cases of theft and robbery across the city, officials said Thursday.
The accused duo of 'Rahish gang' has a network outside Delhi and after stealing vehicles, they would deliver them to Meerut, Northeastern states and various other parts of the country, they said.
They have been identified as Vipin (24), a resident of Jahangirpuri and Dilip (31), from Nangloi area. With their arrest, police have solved six cases of robbery and theft.
Acting on a tip-off, police laid a trap near Signature bridge to nab 'Rahish gang' -- Vipin -- who came there to deliver a stolen car, following which both were apprehended, Rajesh Deo, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), said.
Five stolen cars and one Royal Enfield motorcycle was recovered from them, the senior officer said.
Due to financial problems, Vipin and Dilip joined Rahish gang'. The accused duo told police that one Rahish worked with a 'Bunty Chor' (auto-lifter) and learnt the tactics of stealing motor vehicles. Later, Rahish formed his own gang, the senior officer added.
Both the accused initially worked as delivery men for the gang to transport stolen cars. After a few months, the duo started stealing vehicles, police said.

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First Published: May 30 2019 | 6:05 PM IST

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