Ghaziabad, April 6 (IANS) A car thief who sold stolen luxury cars in India’s northeast by giving them chassis and engine numbers of vehicles bought at police auction has been arrested, police said on Thursday.
Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar told the media that Parvez, who carried a reward of Rs 5,000, was a resident of Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh.
He used to buy vehicles in police auction so as to obtain their chassis numbers and registration papers.
He used to replace the stolen cars’ chassis and engine numbers with the legally purchased cars’ and eventually sold them in northeastern states, police was told during questioning.
Parvez, arrested on Wednesday night, ran a gang from Meerut. Another gang member, Israr, is absconding, Kumar said.
Police seized two Innova cars and an Ertiga car from him. He parked them in a hospital to dodge police, Kumar added.