The Lucknow police on Monday stated that they had solved a number of circumstances of automotive thefts and arrested a person who had supplied lots of the stolen autos to the notorious Lawrence Bishnoi gang.
Whereas Satendra Singh Shekhawat, 43, who hails from Jaipur in Rajasthan, was arrested in Lucknow, he was lively in a number of states, they stated, including he principally stole costly cars.
Explaining his modus operandi, deputy commissioner of police (DCP-East) Ashish Srivastava stated Shekhawat frequented service centres from the place he obtained particulars of cars equivalent to their chassis and engine numbers—information that he would wrongly use to make their duplicate keys. Nonetheless, he wouldn’t steal the focused cars straight away however would monitor them down by putting in GPS trackers to their onboard diagnostic (OBD) ports, the DCP added.
The 43-year-old was presently focusing on sports activities utility autos (SUVs) of a preferred automotive maker and was lively in Lucknow, Patna and Raipur.
“Throughout interrogation, Shekhawat confessed that he supplied the stolen cars to Lawrence Bishnoi,” the DCP stated, including a number of circumstances of such thefts have been reported in Maharashtra, Haryana, Telangana, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Gujarat. Additionally, the thief had been jailed in Telangana and Karnataka earlier than, and was launched from a jail solely a 12 months in the past.
One SUV, 11 digital keys and faux quantity plates have been recovered from him, the police stated in a be aware.
Shekhawat additionally instructed police that he stole a black SUV in Darulshafa on November 22 final 12 months and one other white SUV of the identical make from Telibagh 5 days later, the DCP stated.
The 43-year-old frequented service centres to get hold of chassis and engine numbers of cars. Used the small print to make duplicate keys with the assistance of a pc software program. Situated the cars with the assistance of GPS trackers he beforehand put in within the cars’ OBD ports. Would hire cabs to go to the places the place his focused cars have been parked. Broke home windows and scatter glass items to conceal how he works. Drove down to Rajasthan the place he gave the cars to Bishnoi gang members.