Pune, 9th July 2022: On average, five vehicles are stolen every day in Pune. According to the information available with the police department for the last six months, most of the stolen vehicles are two-wheelers.
At only 26%, the rate of detection is low, which is itself cause for concern. This is because there aren’t any strict rules in place, and the police aren’t taking any tougher action.
According to data, between January and June, 940 automobiles may have been stolen throughout the city, but only 250 of those cases have been resolved. Most of the cases have been recorded in the Hadapsar, Kondhwa, Lonikand, Sinhagad Road, Bharati Vidyapeeth, and Lonikand police stations.
Sagar Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of Zone 2 said, “Every day, we closely monitor repeat offenders. Additionally, we are identifying hotspots to monitor using CCTV and nakabandi. One of the causes of thefts is the poor locking system on some companies’ two-wheelers. Companies are in charge of including a GPRS system by default in every vehicle.”
DCP (Zone 4) Rohidas Pawar said, “In the city, there are more occurrences of two-wheeler theft than four-wheeler theft.”
Senior Police Inspector Arvind Gokule, in-charge of the Hadapsar police station, said, “In our jurisdiction, 163 cases in total have been reported, and 40 of those have been resolved.”
Senior Police Inspector Gajanan Pawar, in-charge of Lonikand police station, said, “Due to convenient escape routes to other districts, vehicle theft instances are more common in Lonikand. Also, the accused persons are easily granted bail in vehicle theft cases.”