New Delhi, March 5 (IANS): After being on the run for the past 25 years, Delhi-NCR’s most wanted vehicle thief has finally been arrested by Delhi police, an official here said on Saturday.
The accused, identified as Intezar (42), a resident of Meerut, was arrested with his accomplice Aasif (37).
For further details, DCP Shweta Chauhan said that Intezar had already been arrested once in 2014, after which he was never arrested.
“In November 2020, Intezar deliberately hit police barricades to avoid arrest in the New Friend’s Colony area. A case was filed but he managed to get early bail from court due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 19,” the DCP said.
Intezar used to carry illegal weapons with him to commit crimes and avoid public interference. His associate Aasif is an expert in hacking any car key programming system and can create a duplicate key of any car.
DCP said that in view of the recent car theft incidents at Delhi-NCR, a team was formed which took eight months to identify their hideout and car which they were using to carry out the theft.
On February 26, a tip was received regarding the presence of the two defendants, after which the police set a trap and caught them at the specified location.
“Two domestically manufactured loaded pistols along with four live cartridges were recovered from their possession,” the DCP said.
During his interrogation, Intezar confessed that he had been stealing cars for 25 years.
Intezar also confessed that in 2020 he hit police barricades to escape while driving a stolen car.
The interrogation revealed that the accused had delivered many cars to Sarik who leads the Satta gang operating from Dubai.
Five stolen cars were recovered from their possession.