Vehicle lifters steal cops bike parked out of the police station
During the early hours of January 19, the bike of the Assistant SubInspector Thammanna Gowda of Chickpet traffic police, which was parked between the Chickpet traffic police station and VV Puram Law and order station was stolen
Bangalore: During the early hours of January 19, the bike of the Assistant Sub-Inspector Thammanna Gowda of Chickpet traffic police, which was parked between the Chickpet traffic police station and VV Puram Law and order station was stolen.
The inspector was in a shock when he found that, after a couple of hours his black Bajaj Pulsar bike which is the property of the Bengaluru City Police department, had been stolen.
“The bike had ‘Police’ written clearly on it. Whoever stole it must not have noticed it or he may have been under the influence of alcohol. There is a possibility that the thief could leave the bike somewhere when he realises that he has stolen a police bike,” said Thammanna Gowda.
The sub-inspector had said that, after the night rounds he returned to the Chickpet police station at around 2:15 AM on January 19 and parked his bike which was bearing the Reg No KA02G1185 right outside the police station. When he came out of the police station at 6 AM, he was taken aback when he found the bike missing. He immediately informed his seniors and was told to file a formal complaint with the VV Puram law and order police station.
As per the details which were given to the VV Puram police, the bike was the only two-wheeler that was parked at the spot and it was locked. The vehicle lifters had managed to break open the lock, hotwire it and took off from the spot.
“We are now relying on the CCTV camera installed at a nearby church to track the vehicle. But so far, the footage is not clear as some tree branches are blocking the view to the street,” said a police official from VV Puram police station.
“This unfortunate incident happened to me but usually miscreants don’t have the courage to touch police vehicles. I urge the public not to judge the capability and efficiency of police on the basis of such isolated incidents,” Thammanna Gowda added.