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Delhi police busts NE vehicle lifting gang
Spl. Correspondent NEW DELHI, JUN 4 (NPN):
Published on 5 Jun. 2011 12:21 AM IST
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In a major breakthrough, Delhi Police arrested a key member of the Shana gang, involved in the inter-state auto theft in Delhi, UP and Uttarkhand and transporting them to the Northeast, mainly Manipur, Nagaland and Assam.
The accused HM Burhanuddin (29), s/o Abdul Hakim of Lillong, Turelhanabi of Thoubal district, Manipur was arrested on May 22 from Green Park area, Delhi while trying to deliver a stolen motor cycle to his accomplice, C Sharma DCP (S) said.
Burhanuddin was an important member of Shana Gang, Sharma added.
The modus operandi of the gang was to steal motor cycles during early morning hours from Delhi. They used to deliver the stolen motor cycles to other members on the directions of gang leader Shana, who used to prepare the forged documents of these motor cycles by replacing them with fake numbers of Rajasthan, Uttrakhand, UP and Haryana, a statement issued by Delhi Police, as stated by MIC said.
The main contact person-- Surender Sharma, would then to assist them in sending the bikes from Bhiwani railway station through railway lease to Dimapur railway station and other railway stations in the Northeast through forged documents and obtain the luggage tickets. Then the luggage tickets are sent to their associates in Manipur through courier in order to get the delivery of the motor cycles at Dimapur and other railway stations of Northeast for further disposal in Manipur and Nagaland.
Burhanuddin, a school dropout was residing in E-206, DDA Flats, Mahavir Enclave, Uttam Nagar, Delhi. Earlier, he was operating in Manipur for disposal of stolen bikes. He came to Delhi in 2009 to pursue the bail of his gang leader Shana, who was arrested in September, 2009 by Delhi Police. Efforts are on to locate the absconding accused Majid Ali @ Shana (Gang Leader), Surender Sharma and other members of the gang, the statement said.
The accused also disclosed about booking of several motorcycles from Bhiwani railway station to Dimapur railway station. Bhiwani railway station parcel office records revealed that a total of 85 bikes were booked by the accused from Bhiwani to Dimapur during the past three months.
A team was also sent to Dimapur and 11 stolen bikes were recovered from the Parcel Office at Dimapur and Guwahati which were yet to be delivered. Further scrutiny of records at Dimapur revealed that 63 stolen bikes were delivered from Dimapur parcel office since last three months, the Delhi Police statement said.
Delhi Police claimed that after the arrest of Burhanuddin, 33 stolen vehicles was recovered and 69 cases of MV Theft worked out.

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