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Gurugram Police arrested a Nagaland-based illegal dealer of luxury cars that were stolen from Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and other states, officials said on Thursday.
The police have identified the accused as Kikheto of Nagaland’s Dimapur district.
During interrogation, Kikheto, who is suspected to be the kingpin in the racket, confessed that he has sold 50 luxury cars.
According to the police, he sold the cars in northeastern states and Gurugram in Haryana after fabricating their engine, chassis and registration numbers.
"We arrested Kikheto following the arrest of two culprits identified as Ankit of Hisar and Zalal of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh on December 17, 2020," the police said.
The police team seized 2 number plates, 1 tab (used to unlock vehicles), 3 sockets, 1 lead, 01 plate instrument, 1 device emulator and 1 master key from the arrested duo accused.
While 1 tab, 4 fake engines/chassis number plates and 4 fake number plates (of Arunachal Pradesh Authority) were also recovered from the possession of the alleged car dealer.
(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)