SUV theft: Dressed as locals, cops kept watch for 18 hours

Seven policemen from Mianwali Nagar and Vivek Vihar police stations braved the scorching heat and the blazing sun for almost 18 hours to keep an eye on the stolen Fortuner SUV that had been parked in east Delhi’s Jhilmil Colony.

Neighbourhood News Desk: Seven policemen from Mianwali Nagar and Vivek Vihar police stations braved the scorching heat and the blazing sun for almost 18 hours between Monday and Tuesday to keep an eye on a stolen Fortuner SUV that had been parked in east Delhi’s Jhilmil Colony. Dressed in plain clothes, the police personnel posed as local residents and employees of eateries nearby. The instructions from the police top brass were clear – they were not to leave the place till the thieves who parked the stolen SUV there were caught red handed.

The operation after that ended quickly, with one of the alleged thieves, Noor Mohammad, being shot dead, another accused, Ravi alias Kuldeep, being nabbed from the spot. A third suspect is on the run. Police said Ravi’s interrogation has revealed that he was part of an organised syndicate of auto-lifters that stole luxury cars according to demand. The stolen cars are disposed of in northeastern states such as Manipur and Nagaland.

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