Gang of auto thieves busted, 5 held in Ludhiana : The Tribune India

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Ludhiana, September 22

The police today claimed to have busted a gang of auto-rickshaw thieves, who stole cash from passengers, with the arrest of five of its members.

They have been identified as Rakesh Kumar Raman (25) and Atama Ram Bhola (27), both residents of Partap Chowk area; Karan Kumar Ghanayia (30) of the Ram Nagar market, Sanjiv Sharma Dana (28) of Shimlapuri and Amarjit Singh Dhoka (34) of Partap Nagar. The police have recovered 12 mobile phones and three auto-rickshaws from them.

The Joint Commissioner of Police, City, Bhagirath Singh Meena and ADCP 3 Sameer Verma conducted an online press conference regarding the case.

Meena said the police got information that the suspects were running a gang of robbers and they had rented a few autos.

The gang mainly targeted passengers visiting the DMCH and the Clock Tower as they thought persons visiting these places must

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Police on Monday busted a three-wheeler gang that robbed at least 40 people in the past two months. The gang used to target people wearing kurta-pyjama as it was easy to take out cash and valuables from their pockets.

Police have recovered 12 stolen mobile phones and three auto rickshaws used in the crime from their possession.

The accused have been identified as Sanjeev Sharma, 28, of Shimlapuri, Rakesh Kumar, 25, Aatma Ram, 27, Karan Kumar, 30, and Amarjeet Singh, 34, all residents of Pratap Nagar area.

Joint commissioner of police, Bhagirath Singh Meena said the accused used to target people on the route between bus stand, Clock Tower and Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, as they assumed that people going to the hospital and markets near Clock Tower carried large sums of money.

The accused were arrested from the Amar Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar Interstate Bus Terminal following a tip-off.

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