Delhi: Man arrested for stealing 500 luxury cars; flew down from Hyderabad

A man was arrested in the National Capital on the charge of stealing around 500 luxury cars in five years, Delhi police said on Friday. Safruddin, a resident of North Delhi and his gang members used to fly in from Hyderabad and return after committing the crime to avoid the arrest.

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“A team led by Inspector Neeraj Chaudhary and Sub-Inspector Kuldeep had hailed a car to stop near Gagan Cinema on August 3. The driver, later identified as Safruddin, however sped away but was intercepted after a chase of 50 km at Pragati Maidan and arrested,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajesh Deo said.

“Safruddin told police that he had fixed a target of stealing 100 luxury cars in a year in Delhi. Along with accomplice Mohammad Sharik and other gang members, he arrived in Delhi from Hyderabad by air along with a laptop and hi-tech gadgetry to break into the targeted cars’ software, GPS and centralised locking systems,” the officer added. They later took a flight for getting back to Hyderabad.

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Safruddin opened fire on police at Vivek Vihar, Delhi on June 5, 2018. In the shootout his gang-members, Noor Mohammad was killed and one Ravi Kuldeep arrested.

The gang sold the vehicles to Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and other states.

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