Pune, 30th December 2023: In a proactive move to curb the rising incidents of two-wheeler thefts in Pune, a targeted campaign has been launched, resulting in the successful apprehension of two thieves and the recovery of six stolen bikes by the Anti-Dacoity and Anti-Vehicle Theft Squad, Crime Branch of Pune city police.
The arrested individuals have been identified as Karthik Dattatray Dalvi (20) of Paud, and Digambar alias Dinu Ankush (26) of Upper Indiranagar. The duo was found in possession of six stolen bikes with an estimated value of 1 lakh 40 thousand.
The investigation stemmed from a case registered at Kothrud police station, where police constables Sumit Takpere, Mahesh Patil, and Srikant Dagde received information from an informant. The tip-off indicated that the accused, who were involved in stealing two-wheelers in the registered crime, were residing near Warje Bridge. Additionally, the informant provided details about a black and gray-colored bike in their possession, suspected to be stolen.
Acting on the information, the police set up a trap and successfully detained the two suspects. Upon inquiry about the documents of the motorcycles, the accused provided vague and unsatisfactory answers. Unable to produce the required documents, the police extracted information from the vehicle’s chassis number and engine number, revealing a criminal case filed in Faraskhana police station related to one of the bikes. Subsequent questioning of the suspects unveiled that they had been involved in multiple bike thefts.
The arrested individuals are now facing charges in the case filed at Kothrud Police Station, with investigations revealing connections to six cases across Kothrud, Faraskhana, Khadak, Haveli Police Station, and Camp Police Station in Ahmednagar.
The investigation team included Senior Police Inspector Krantikumar Patil, Police Sub Inspector Shahid Shaikh, and police personnel Ajinath Yede, Balu Gaikwad, Pradip Rathod, Maggi Jadhav, Ganesh Dhage, Ravindra Lokhande, Sumit Takpere, Mahesh Patil, Shrikant Dagde, Saikumar Karke, Shivaji Satpute and Narayan Bankar.