Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): To give a joy ride to his girl friend, a 16-year old boy became head of a two-wheeler lifter gang. The Bairagarh police have detained three minors who are involved in vehicle lifting, said the police on Tuesday.
The police station incharge DP Singh told Free Press that during a routine vehicle check drive on Tuesday, a youth riding a scooter was stopped by police. When asked to produce papers, he had no proper explanation.
The police searched the vehicle number on government website and found the scooter to be stolen and its case was registered at Bairagarh police station. The accused was brought to police station and when questioned, he confessed to committing crime.
He also revealed names of his two associates who were detained later. They are also minors. The police have seized as many as seven scooters worth Rs 4.50 lakh parked at different places. The police also came to know that kingpin of crime was a habitual offender. More than a dozen cases of vehicle lifting were registered against him at Bairagarh and Kohefiza police station.
The police also came to know that the kingpin has a girl friend and to impress her with new scooters, he became a vehicle lifter and gained expertise in breaking the lock in seconds.
Interestingly, the gang always stole the scooter which were either black or white in colour.