Nation Crime 24 Apr 2017 Chennai: Two notorio ...

Chennai: Two notorious car thieves arrested, nine cars seized

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 24, 2017, 7:06 am IST
Updated Apr 24, 2017, 7:08 am IST
A quick look at the documents provided by the suspect for the car that he was driving, showed a mismatch.
Valasaravakkam suspect with two cars that he stole from the city. (Photo: DC)
 Valasaravakkam suspect with two cars that he stole from the city. (Photo: DC)

Chennai: The City Police arrested two notorious car thieves in as many incidents and recovered as many as nine stolen cars from their position on Saturday.

Both gangs involved in two different rackets were known for their notoriety in stealing cars and disposing of them with forged registration numbers and registration certificates.

One of the arrested, identified as 'Vellai' Sadam aka Sadam Hussain (25), a resident of Moongileri near Pammal, figured on the police radar during a routine vehicle check near Ashok Pillar during the small hours of Saturday.

A quick look at the documents provided by the suspect for the car that he was driving, showed a mismatch.  He was taken into custody and further investigation revealed that the car was a stolen one.  Sustained interrogations revealed that he had stolen cars from Ashok Nagar, Mylapore, KK Nagar, Pulianthope and Otteri.

Ashok Nagar cops traced as many as seven cars stolen by Sadam Hussain and recovered them. He was earlier arrested with his accomplice last year in connection with a string of car thefts reported in the City. He was enlarged on bail earlier in January this year and had fallen back to his 'trade' for sustenance.

In the other incident reported to Valasaravakkam Police, cops acted on a complaint from Umapathy (49), of Gandhi Salai, Alwar Tirunagar, Valasaravakkam. Umapathy reported his Hyundai Verna (bearing registration number TN 10 AA 5857) parked in front of his residence on February 26 as missing. A CCTV grab from the locality revealed a lone man breaking into the locked car and driving away with it. With the help of the CCTV footage, cops established the identity of the thief and traced him.

The suspect, identified as G Dhanasekaran (21), a resident of Ambattur, had also been involved in a string of car thefts in the City. Preliminary investigations revealed Dhanaskearan had also stolen another car parked in Egmore. Both the cars were recovered from his possession. Both the suspects were produced before the appropriate courts, which remanded them to judicial custody.

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