Mysuru: In a major catch, the Metagalli Police, who arrested a notorious vehicle-lifter, have recovered 16 highend two-wheelers totally worth about Rs.12.65 lakh from him.
The arrested has been identified as Keertikumar, 24, of Uttenahalli in Periyapatna taluk.
Acting on a tip-off, the Police picked up Keertikumar a couple of days ago when he was attempting to sell an expensive motorcycle for a throwaway price.
During interrogation, he confessed to have stolen two-wheelers from many places, following which the Police recoverd 3 Royal Enfield Motorcycles, 3 Pulsar motorcycles, 8 Honda Dio scooters, a Yamaha FZ motorcycle and a KTM Duke Motorcycle from him. The total value of the 16 two-wheelers is estimated at Rs.12.65 lakh.
With his arrest, the Police have solved a total of 11 two-wheeler theft cases registered in Jayalakshmipuram, Devaraja, Mandi and Vijayanagar Police Stations in the city, Rajajinagar, Kalasipalya, Vijayanagar and Chandra Layout Police Stations in Bengaluru, Hunsur, Yelwal and Periyapatna Police Stations.
Keertikumar had the uncanny knack of breaking vehicle locks with leg kicks. He is a habitual offender who was out on bail after the Bengaluru CCB Police, Bengaluru Rural Police and Bidadi Police had arrested him in vehicle theft cases recently, it is learnt.
DCPs M. Muthuraj and B.T. Kavita supervised NR Sub-Division ACP M. Shivashankar, Metagalli Inspector Raghavendra, SIs Vishwanath and Nagaraj Nayak and staff N.T. Ponnappa, Lingarajappa, Suresh, Chandrakanta Talawar, Narasimharaju, T.D. Likita, Mohan and Asha in the nabbing operation.