GUWAHATI, Aug 1: Following a tip-off from the highly placed intelligence sources, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Assam Police busted a gang of inter-state car lifters from Guwahati. Allegedly, the most active offenders whom the STF arrested have been identified as Md Janab Khan (40) from Thoubal, Manipur, Nashir Khan (22) from Bishnupur, Manipur, Md Najir Ahmed (35) from Bishnupur, Manipur, Nashir Ahmed (25) from Nalbari, Assam and Md Hafijuddin (38) from Kakching, Manipur.
According to STF sources, Nashir Ahmed was arrested on July 28 last. Allegedly he has been bringing stolen vehicles from various destinations like Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. He used to dispense the vehicles to the hands of different individuals involved with the gang. On the other hand, the STF received information on July 31 confirming that a four-member team of the gang has been lodged at the Hotel Ritz, Paltan Bazaar. Immediately, the team of the STF rushed to the hotel and arrested all the accused on the spot.
Ironically, Md Janab Khan, one of the arrested claimed himself as a CID constable. The STF source added that, earlier, Janab, Nashir, Najir and Hafijuddin were detained along with them a Honda Creta vehicle at Barpathar police station under Karbi Anglong district. However, they could manage to escape from there after producing fake documents. Notably, the STF could also recover the Honda Creta on Tuesday.