A man stole more than 500 high-tech luxury vehicles carrying from Delhi in the last five years. And then would sell the luxury cars to his contacts in Punjab and neighboring states.
29-year-old Safruddin who belonged to north Delhi’s Nand Nagri area and his gang members used to arrive by air from Hyderabad and return after committing the crime.
“A team headed by Inspector Neeraj Chaudhary and Sub-Inspector Kuldeep had signalled at a car to stop near Gagan Cinema on August 3. The driver, later identified as Safruddin, instead sped away but was intercepted after a chase of 50 km at Pragati Maidan and arrested,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajesh Deo said.
“Safruddin told police that he had fixed a target of stealing 100 luxury cars in a year in Delhi. Along with accomplice Mohammad Sharik and other gang members, he would come to Delhi from Hyderabad by air. He would also carry a laptop and hi-tech gadgets to break into the targeted cars’ software, GPS and centralised locking systems,” the officer added. They later took a flight for getting back to Hyderabad.
Safruddin and his four accomplices had opened fire on police at Vivek Vihar on June 5. In the shootout, his accomplices Noor Mohammad was killed and one Ravi Kuldeep arrested. The gang sold the stolen luxury vehicles to their contacts in Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and other states.