With every day passing by, manufacturers are increasingly relying on technology to make cars safe from theft. These days, the vehicles have anti-theft alarms, remote control controls, and even robbers find a way to break all of these. In a recent incident, the Police Superintendent, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, recently seized 26 vehicles that had been stolen for a period of time.
The lot that the police seized consisted mostly of Toyota Fortuners, 22 to be exact along with 2 Hyundai Creta and 2 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. According to EastMojo, one of the Toyota Fortuners that had been recovered was identified as the one that had been stolen from former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav ‘s family six years ago.
The incident took place six years ago in Gurugram, where the Toyota Fortuner had been stolen from Lalu Prasad Yadav’s kinsman by gunpoint. There was also a case recorded at Gurugram in Haryana, as soon as the car-jacking occurred.
Police Superintendent, Tumme Amo, while addressing the media, said that most of the vehicles confiscated had been stolen from different states, such as Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, Punjab, etc., and the details of 5 vehicles were yet to be identified.
The police arrested Pasang Tamag and Vickey Gurung in connection with this incident and are currently on bail. Both of them had bought these stolen vehicles and, with their inputs, the police had tracked down other stolen vehicles. Six of the stolen vehicles have also been registered with the District Transport Office, and the police have requested an explanation from the District Transport Office. The other vehicles, meanwhile, had fake number plates, and about five vehicles had the same number of chassis. The total value of the recovered vehicles is approximately Rs 9.34 crore.
In this case, the cars were all in one piece, but usually the thieves disassemble the car and sell the parts individually to ensure that the police or the authorities would never be able to track it. To make your car safer, it’s always a good idea to put a GPS on your vehicle. Normally, this is hidden and the thieves can’t find it easily. It can also be programmed in such a way that, whenever a car leaves a particular area without your permission, it will automatically turn off. The GPS will also allow the owner to monitor his live location at ease.
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