12 motorcycle thieves held in Rourkela, 31 bikes recovered


Rourkela: In a major crackdown, Rourkela police have arrested 12 persons for their alleged involvement in motorcycle lifting and chain snatching.

The arrested persons have been identified as Rakesh Sagar (29), Navdeep Singh (23), Deepak Sahu (23), Karan Gardia (20), Bijaya Sahu (46), Om Prakash Agarwal (51), Gangu Tirki (28), Bijila Mahanta (40), Mangra, Rama Sahu, Mukesh Kumar and Gautam Sahu (32).

According to police reports the gang was active in Rourkela city, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundergarh, and different cities of Jharkhand.

The cops have also seized 31 motorcycles, one auto-rickshaw and eight gold chains from them.

A case has been registered and further investigation is underway into the case, the police said.

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