Government employee’s son held for vehicle theft

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New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A Delhi Jal Board employee’s 30-year-old son has been arrested for stealing vehicles, police said on Tuesday.

Surjeet Singh, a resident of Jhangola village in west Delhi, was arrested on Monday.

“Surjeet’s father is a government employee and works in Delhi Jal Board. He is a Class 4 dropout. He learnt auto repair and worked as a mechanic for around 10 years. Meanwhile, he got addicted to drugs.

“To meet his expenses, he started stealing articles from the neighbourhood. He used to inject a narcotic which helped him overcome fear,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav.

Surjeet was arrested and also convicted earlier too.

“After coming out of jail, he met an auto thief Shahid and asked him to buy stolen vehicles from him. He then started supplying him stolen bikes.”

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Police have recovered five stolen vehicles from his possession.

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