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Man, wanted for dozens of vehicle thefts in MP, held with aide in Noida

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Press Trust of India Noida (UP)
Two alleged auto-lifters were arrested here on Wednesday and nearly a dozen stolen two-wheelers recovered from their possession, police said.
They were held near Behlolpur village during an inspection by the Phase 3 Police Station team for riding a motorcycle with tampered number plate and carrying country-made pistols, a senior official said.
The accused have been identified as Sumit Khanna, a native of Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, and Rajendra Singh, a local, Noida Superintendent of Police Vineet Jaiswal said.
"After probing, it was found that the duo had been involved in several cases of auto-lifting. The accused led the police to a plot near the Hindon river where they had stored 10 stolen motorcycles," Jaiswal said.
"When their records were checked further, it emerged that Khanna is accused in over two dozen cases of vehicle robberies in Jabalpur," he added.
Overall 11 stolen motorcycles were recovered from them and two country-made pistols along with some ammunition, he said.
The officer said a fresh case has been registered against the accused under the Arms Act and under the Indian Penal Code for robbery.

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 5:50 PM IST

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