Vadodara: The prevention of crime branch (PCB) of city police busted a gang of three persons that used to steal cars from Delhi and sell them off in Vadodara and neighbouring areas based on forged documents.
The gang came under the radar after one of its members living in Akota used to get cars from outside and sell them quickly. “We seized the eight cars which the accused Tarun Nathani had sold to different people. When we contacted the original owners based on the engine and chassis number, we learnt that all cars were stolen from Delhi,” said sub-inspector R C Kanamiya of PCB. He added that the buyers of these cars in Vadodara and surrounding region were fooled by Nathani as he had used forged documents to sell these cars to them.
Vadodara police then also informed Delhi crime-branch about it following which some cops came to Vadodara to check the cars. “Offences of vehicle theft were already registered there and when police officials of Delhi were in Vadodara, they got information about Nathani, they picked him up and took him to Delhi,” Kanamiya said.
Investigations revealed that Nathani used to get cars from an Ahmedabad man named Guddu Ansari and another accused identified as Shakil. Shakil used to steal the cars and hand them over to Ansari, who would then prepare fake documents of the vehicle.
The trio has been booked for cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy.