Kasargod: The 3 people involved in autorickshaw stealing racket have been arrrested and 8 autorickshaws have been seized by Kasargod police.
The arrested three have been identified as P V Rasheed (26) of Hosadurga, K Ganesh (47), owner of Sri Ganesh Workshop at Kushalnagar and Majid Haji (46) of Aavi.
The police made aggravated investgation following numerous complaints and through interrogation it is known that the trio had managed to steal 20 auto rickshaws in past 1 year.
In the Interrogations it was revealed that they used to steal autorickshaws from busy places like railway stations and religious shrines.Rasheed used to sell the vehicle to majeed who used to altered and modified so that it could not be recognised and then sell it. Police also said that the amount was shared between Rasheed and Majid while they used to pay Rs 1000 per auto to Ganesh, apart from the cost towards repair.
Further the vehicles were also used to transport liquor illegally. Police are still in search of the remaing autorickshaws.
By : Anjum Sheikh.