Police arrests three bike lifters, 15 two wheelers recovered

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Shillong Sep 20: The Meghalaya police has nabbed a gang of bike lifters leading to the recovery of 15 two wheelers.

According to East Khasi Hills police, on September 9, one Pulsar bike was stolen from Laitsohpliah village Sohra and a case was registered at Sohra Police Station.

Police said that following this, a tip off was received that the stolen bike was spotted near Mairang, Eastern West Khasi Hills district.
Accordingly, a police team from Sohra Police Station left for Mairang and with the help of Mairang police intercepted the motorcycle.

After laying a trap two persons were arrested at Mairang.

Police said that they revealed that most of the two wheelers were stolen from Shillong by one mastermind from Nongsohma under Eastern West Khasi Hills district.

On September 18 at 9 the police team from Sohra again left for Nongsohma village led by one of the accused and arrested the main accused who admitted to be involved in most of the two wheelers theft cases in and around Shillong along with the others.

On his revelation, the police team recovered one scooty and two bikes the same night.

In the morning of September 19, the same team from Sohra Police Station led by the Officer-in-Charge Pynhunlang M. Syiem along with Phrianglin Syiem in-charge Nongthymmai Beat House, Stephen Nongspung investigation officer of the case and a Special Cell team from Shillong recovered another 11 stolen motorcycles from Nongsohma village.

“A garage where stolen bikes are modified and registration number plates are replaced with fake ones has also been discovered at Nongkrem locality under Nongsohma village a total number of 15 motorcycles and one scooty have been recovered so far while three persons have been arrested so far.
Investigation is on to ascertain the involvement of others in the several bike theft cases.

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