NAHARLAGUN, FEB 28 : The Itanagar Capital Police has busted a racket of stolen luxury vehicles and recovered 10 nos of luxury vehicles. Two cases has been registered at Naharlagun Police station and arrested five person including the Kurung Kumey district transport officers Incharge.
Capital police chief Jimmy Chiram while briefing the media at Naharlagun police station on Monday afternoon inform that the capital police has busted the racket and recovered 10 nos of luxury vehicle and arrested five person and now under judicial custody and case is under further investigation. The arrested person including the Kurung Kumey DTO Incharge and also seized several documents, registered and files and computer etc from their possession including from the DTO office.
SP said that the Naharlagun Police Team led by SDPO Naharlagun Dy SP Dekio Gumja, Anurag Dwivedi IPS(P), OC PS Naharlagun Inspector Khiksi Yangfo, SI Sushant Saurabh Jha, CT K. Samyor and CT Sandeep Yadav were working on the case and made this possible and congratulated them for their team, effort and hard labour and requested them to continue and serve the people of capital complex and sought continuous support of the denizens of the capital complex for success.
The recovered 10 stolen luxury vehicles 3 Hyundai Cretas , 4 Mahindra Scorpio, 2 Fortuner and 1 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dezire. The arrested five accused persons namely – Khogen Borah (from Assam), Raju Tamang, Subhash Rai, Debia Tajum and DTO Kurng Kumey Yomdo Yallo in vide PS Case No – 09/22 U/S 34/120-B/379/411/413/468/471 IPC and Naharlagun PS Case No – 12/22 U/S 34/120-B/379/411/413/468/471 IPC. Said SP Chiram.
SP inform that on 09/02/22, during the motor vehicle checking at Kankar Nallah, one Fortuner car white bearing registration no. AR-02C- 5813 was stopped at the Naka point. The said car was driven by one Tamchi Kame s/o Tamchi Tana of Nyorch village. Upon inspection of the car, it was found that the engine and Chassis number of the car were tampered and further registration certificate of the car issued from DTO office Yupia was also fake. Upon further examination, Tamchi Kame revealed that he had purchased the car from Moni Gurung and Pasang Tamang for Rs. 12,50, 000/- On receipt of the FIR registered the case vide Nlg PS case no. 09/2022 u/s 34/379/468/471 IPC and endorsed to SI. S S Jha for investigation. He said.
During the course of investigation Khogen Borah was arrested from Lilabari, Lakhimpur, Assam and upon his disclosure three more cars were recovered from various locations in ICR. All the owners of the said cars have been served notices u/s 41-A CrPC for it is found that they had knowledge that the cars were stolen. The arrested accused Khogen Borah admitted procuring stolen cars from Phassang Tamang and Moni Gurung. Phassang Tamang has been arrested by Seppa Police and will be brought to ICR soon whereas Moni is absconding and we are putting efforts to arrest him soon. SP said.
The accused Khogen Borh also revealed that he tried making genuine registration certificates of stolen cars through one Raju Tamang for a sum of Rs 2,40,000 for two stolen Scorpio cars. Accordingly, Raju Tamang who used to work with HSRP Dept with DTO ICR was arrested and his interrogation revealed that he is an agent for one Debia Tajam @ Bob a resident of Nirjuli. He along with Debia Tajam @ Bob has made RCs for multiple stolen cars as well as sold stolen cars to various other people as well. He said.
Further the said accused Debia Tajum s/o- Lt Debia Serbang was also arrested and based on his disclosure, it was learnt that he procures stolen vehicle from Moti Ali based in Lakhimpur and then prepares fake invoices of those vehicles with the help of Subhash Rai of Glimpse Cyber Café. He then sends those invoices to DTO Kurung Kumey who prepares RCs and send it back to him. Debia Tajum then sells off the vehicle to customers. As per Debia Tajum he has been doing this since the year 2006 and in this calendar year has sold more than 20 such vehicles. Informed SP.
Accordingly, Subhash Rai of Glimpse Cyber Café Nirjuli was arrested and from his possession the computer resource used to create the fake invoices was seized. The seals of various automobile dealers functioning in ICR which he had used to create fake invoices were also recovered and seized. He said.
The DTO Kurung Kumey, Yomdo Yallo was also arrested on 24/02/22. It is learned that DTO Kurung Kumey had created the RCs for all the seized stolen cars (apart from swift) to facilitating the sale of stolen cars in the ICR. He had used non-existent engine and chassis number, created backlog data and then registered the cars to bypass all the regulations imposed by the government is a serious issue and was arrested. SP said.
Elaborating the modus of operandi the DTO Kurung Kumey Yomdo Yallo in connivance with Debia Tajam makes registration certificate based on the fake invoices in back date and then asks his staff to upload them on VAHAN portal so that when anyone checks them, the stolen vehicles are in the name of the persons to whom Debia Tajam has sold them. This RC contains engine and chassis numbers that do not exist and upon examination by anyone through VAHAN Portal, the RC and vehicle will look genuine. Apart from this we have also uncovered a racket to register BS4 vehicles with the same modus operandi. The same is being investigated and if found true, action will be initiated against that as well through concerned authorities.
The SP Jimmy Chiram appeal the city dweller not to buy such vehicle and the buyers will also get into trouble and leads to the legal action.