The Maruti Suzuki Eeco has been focused by this gang of thieves because it’s pretty simple to take away its silencer, and the metallic mud discovered contained in the silencers might be offered at excessive costs
In a weird incident in Anand District, Ahmedabad, cops have arrested 5 gang member for allegedly stealing 33 Maruti Suzuki Eeco silencers in against the law spree that ran for 3 complete weeks. An analogous theft was additionally reported again in September 2020, which may have been carried out by the identical gang. Well, the culprits have lastly been nabbed.
The gang narrowed down on its hunt for Maruti Suzuki Eeco automobiles parked in dealership stockyards as nicely remoted areas, most notably round Anand and Kheda districts. After stealing the silencers, the gang processed the silencers for metallic mud assortment that’s discovered contained in the silencers, and might be offered at excessive costs.
The Eeco is being focused because it’s pretty simple to have its silencer eliminated, and there’s the next quantity of palladium to be extracted. Platinum, palladium and rhodium are emitted within the exhaust fuel from automobile exhaust catalysts (VECs), also referred to as catalytic converters or cat-cons.
The demand in industrial use signifies that rhodium and palladium metallic mud can fetch as much as Rs 3,000 to Rs 6,000 for simply 10 grams. It ought to be famous that metallic mud amount in newer automobiles is greater than in older ones, and therefore, new BS6-compliant Eeco’s are being focused.
A catalytic converter filters emissions by catalyzing a redox response, and is a key element of the exhaust setup with a view to meet the stringent emission norms. Catalytic converters are recycled to gather metallic mud for a spread of business functions.
Each silencer prices round Rs 57,272. Once the costly metallic mud from the catalytical converter is extracted, these are offered off to heavy industries in Ahmedabad and Surat. Also, the exhaust pipes have sensors to detect the the extent of oxygen within the exhaust fuel. According to a spare elements seller, the sensor is just not made in India, and prices over Rs 10,000 per piece.
The thieves have been caught after reviewing CCTV footage, which confirmed them arrive in a Toyota Fortuner, and steal exhausts from model new Maruti Suzuki Eeco automobiles parked at a dealership yard.