Kanpur: The city police on Tuesday busted a gang of vehicle thieves and arrested three of its members. The police also recovered six vehicles and a country-made firearm from them.
The arrested thieves have been identified as Asif and Riyaz of Unnao and Arbaz of Kanpur’s Jajmau area.
ACP Cantt Mrigank Shekhar Pathak said that the breakthrough was made during a vehicle checking drive at Chabileypurwa tri-section near Nai Chungi area under the limits of Jajmau police station.
“A police team nabbed the trio while they were on their way to commit another vehicle theft in the area on a bike. On their tip-off, the police recovered five stolen vehicles which they hid in Loha Maidan in Shiv Godavari area of the city,” said ACP. “Police have also recovered a country-made firearm of 315 bore and a cartridge from them,” he added. tnn