Chennai: 4 held for selling stolen bikes on OLX portal
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
The accused used different names had sold more than 50 stolen motorcycles in the last two years.
The police recovered twelve stolen motorcycles from their possession. (Representional Image)
Chennai: The police bust a gang for selling stolen bikes on OLX portal by preparing forged documents of the vehicles, police sources said.
The accused used different names had sold more than 50 stolen motorcycles in the last two years. The police recovered twelve stolen motorcycles from their possession.
The arrested persons were identified as Ajith Kumar of Vadapalani, Ezhumalai of Mudichur, Srinivasan of Teynampet and Satheesh Kumar of Maduravoyal.
Explaining the modus operandi of the gang, the police said: "The gang would steal and upload photographs of the stolen two-wheelers on OLX. They would also prepare fake documents of the vehicles so as to make the buyer believe that the product was genuine."
According to the police, at least 250 expensive bikes were stolen from Tambaram, Guindy, Velachery and Virugambakkm areas for the past six months and in order to nab the gang police launched several vehicle checkups in the city.
Meanwhile, on a regular vehicle check-up near Brick Klin road in Otteri on the wee hours of Wednesday, police had stopped four men on suspicion. As they made contravening statements, they were inquired. During interrogation, they disclosed that they used to go to different places at odd hours to steal vehicles and sold more than 50 stolen motorcycles in the last two years. They also sold the stole two-wheelers on OLX portal by preparing forged documents of the vehicles, police said. "The gang had fabricated documents for the stolen two-wheelers by securing them from the second-hand vehicle or scrap dealers from Pudupet". They replaced the original number plates with fake ones and they created different accounts on the portals and after selling a product, each account was deactivated. The arrested were later remanded in judicial custody.