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Man flees with bike on pretext of test ride, arrested

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Police has arrested a 28-year-old man who posed as a buyer and contacted a person on an only to flee with his bike later on the pretext of a test drive, officials said Thursday.

The accused, identified as Arjun, a resident of Sangam Vihar, was arrested Wednesday and the bike was also recovered, they said.

According to Monika Bhardwaj, of Police (West), one complainant Sahil Bedi, a resident of Moti Nagar, filed a complaint on March 23 in which he stated that he had offered his motorcycle for sale on an

He was contacted by Arjun who expressed interest in buying the bike.

The accused then planned a meeting with the owner near to inspect the vehicle.

On the pretext of taking a test drive, the accused sped away the motorcycle and fled the scene, the DCP said.

During investigation, it was revealed that the mobile number being used by the accused was obtained on some fictitious address in Sangam Vihar, she said.

Police generated sketches of the accused person and distributed in area.

He was arrested on Wednesday in

During interrogation, it was revealed that Arjun sold the motorcycle to the 'thak-thak' gang operating in South Delhi, the DCP said.

The gang members were also arrested and the motorcycle has been recovered, police added.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 20:35 IST