Gurgaon: In car theft racket, links to Manipur — and 2 fake NIA men

Written by Sakshi Dayal
| Gurgaon |

Updated: September 20, 2020 5:03:29 am

The accused have been held from Badarpur border.

The arrest of two men, who allegedly posed as officers of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and have been a part of a stolen car racket, by Faridabad Police 10 days in the past led investigators to Imphal International Airport, the place they stopped a aircraft on the runway to arrest their confederate.

According to officers, the 2 men arrested on September 9 have been recognized as Manipur residents Abang Mehtab and Kabir Ahmed. They have been nabbed from the Badarpur border based mostly on a tip-off about men armed with unlawful weapons and false NIA playing cards, “looking to commit a crime”. During questioning, the men had allegedly revealed they have been concerned in transporting automobiles stolen from NCR to Manipur, and promoting them there. They would allegedly cost Rs 50,000 for the work.

Explaining the modus operandi, police mentioned the men would allegedly drive down to Manipur within the stolen automobiles, and had procured a fake NIA ID card to keep away from any points on the way in which. They additionally allegedly carried fake Aadhaar playing cards to cease over at lodges on the way in which. After promoting the automobiles, they’d take a flight again to NCR.

Earlier this week, police arrested two of their accomplices from Manipur – Mohammad Aksar and Aribam Gunananda – who used to buy the stolen automobiles from them. “When the team arrested Aksar from his village in Manipur, his accomplice fled to the Imphal International Airport from where he intended to take a flight to Kolkata,” mentioned Sube Singh, PRO of Faridabad Police.

(*2*) he mentioned.

Officials mentioned each Aksar and Gunananda have been introduced to Faridabad for additional questioning on transit remand. The different two accused have additionally been taken into police remand for questioning once more.

“During the last round of questioning, they said they were also involved in the sale of drugs, and 70,000 drug tablets had been recovered from their local hideout in Delhi. During their remand, they will be questioned about where they procured these drugs from and supplied them,” mentioned the PRO.



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