Navi Mumbai police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a pan-India racket with the arrest of 9 people, who’ve been involved within the illegal sale of automobiles with BS4 engines.
Speaking to reporters, Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Bipin Kumar Singh acknowledged a employees of the crime division seized 151 automobiles worth ₹7.15 crore from the accused.
“The gang operated pan-India. The gang members used to buy automobiles with BS4 engines and alter the quantity plates and chassis quantity. They might then get the registration of those autos accomplished utilizing solid paperwork and promote them in different states saying that they have been broken in floods,” he acknowledged.
The prime accused within the case had prepare their workplace and godown at Shirdhon near Panvel in Raigad district, he acknowledged.
“The arrests have been made out of the top of January this 12 months until the top of February,” Singh acknowledged.
The accused have been acknowledged as Shaban Rafique Qureshi (32), Anam Siddiqui (42), Vasim Shaikh (31) all from Mumbai, Manohar Jadhav (31), Prashant Shivararthi (26) every from Hyderabad, Gaurav Dembla (32) from Gurugram, Haryana, Rashid Khan (42) from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Chandrashekar Gadekar (31) from Pune, and Imran Chopda (38) from Ahmedabad.
“A machine procured from Hyderabad to generate new chassis numbers for the automobiles was recovered from accused Chopda,” he acknowledged.
An offence beneath diverse IPC sections, along with 420 (dishonest) and 465 (forgery), was registered in opposition to the accused at Panvel metropolis police station, the commissioner acknowledged.
The police seized automobiles from completely totally different districts of Maharashtra and from totally different states- Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Telangana, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, and Punjab, the place the gang members purchased the automobiles at low-cost expenses, he acknowledged.
Bharat Stage (BS) emission norms are necessities instituted by the federal authorities to regulate output of air air pollution from motor vehicles. The authorities enforced new emission necessities BS6 from April 1 last 12 months altering BS4.
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