ANANTNAG: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a “notorious” car thief and recovered eight stolen vehicles from his possession.
Acting on specific information, a police party of Police Station Batamaloo apprehended a “notorious” car thief Bashir Ahmad Sheikh @ Bashir Nindra resident of Chari-Sharief Budgam, a police official said.
He said six Maruti cars, a Tavera vehicle and a load carrier (Tata-207) were recovered on his instance.
During investigation, it surfaced that he has stolen two vehicles from Batamaloo and Karan Nagar areas of district Srinagar and other six vehicles from district Anantnag, the official said.
“Bashir had changed the number plates of all these vehicles. But there seems no tampering in engine and chassis numbers,” he added