One-armed thief arrested

One-armed thief arrested
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A man, whose left hand was amputated following an accident, was able to make away with as many as 16 two wheelers in just two months period.

Warangal: A man, whose left hand was amputated following an accident, was able to make away with as many as 16 two wheelers in just two months period.

The Central Crime Station (CCS) police arrested the vehicle thief, called as Shaikh Chand Pasha of Mulug Ghanpur of Jayashankar Bhupalpally, here on Thursday. The motor bikes worth about Rs 8 lakh were recovered from his possession, informed the Commissioner of Police G Sudheer Babu.

According to him, Pasha had suffered an electric shock at the age of five and his left arm was amputated down the elbow. After growing up, he settled in the business of making and selling aluminium utensils by recycling used metal, at his native place.

However, as the income he was earning was insufficient to meet the expenses of his lavish life and bad habits, he started stealing two wheelers. First time he had stolen 15 vehicles in Warangal city in 2006 and in that year, the accused was arrested by the Mills colony police.

Following his release from Warangal central prison after 18 months’ jail term, Pasha resumed his aluminium business. But he could not give up his old habit of stealing two wheelers. In a bid to make quick money, he stole 16 motor cycles from January to February under different police stations.

He had stolen five vehicles under Mattewada police station, two each under Intezargunj and Mills Colony, and one each under Subedari, Damera, Nekkonda, Duggondi, Chennaraopet, Narsampet and Jafarghad police stations, the Police Commissioner said.

Based on a tip off that the accused was visiting Hanamkonda to strike a deal with any of the auto consultancies to sell the stolen vehicles, a CCS team led by inspector K Davidraj and Mattewada police arrested Pasha near Hanuman Junction at Mulug road.

During interrogation the accused confessed to his crime and revealed the secret place where he had kept the vehicles, which were later seized by the police.

Sudheer Babu appreciated Additional DCP (Crimes) B Ashok Kumar, ACP (Crimes) B Babu Rao, inspector David Raj, SI BVS Subrahmanyeshwar Rao, ASI Sanjeeva Reddy, head constables P Srinivas Raju, K Ravi Kumar, V Jampaiah, constable Sk Mohammed Al for nabbing the bike lifter.

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