Taking cognisance of the trend in which culprits after stealing vehicles can be found using parking spaces as the place to keep stolen vehicles for some time and then sell them to the buyers, Dehradun Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Arun Mohan Joshi had instructed parking space owners to verify the vehicles parked at such places for long.
SSP Joshi said that it is a trend that is developing here that parking spaces are being used to keep the stolen vehicles. So, the parking space owners have been intimated to ensure verifying those vehicles which have been parked for long period of time.
They have also been instructed to install CCTV cameras at these parking slots and properly monitor them. Superintendent of Police (city) is also conducting a series of checking for the same.
In the same campaign on Tuesday, 12 such two-wheeler vehicles were identified as unclaimed by the district police that were parked at parking spaces at Dehradun Railway Station out of which seven are motorbikes and five are scootys.
The unclaimed vehicles will be verified and upon reaching to their owners and then further actions will be taken accordingly.
SP, City, Shweta Choubey ,said it is already suspicious that even after Dehradun Railway Station being closed for sometime in regards with the yard remodelling work, vehicles were parked there. Upon verifying, 12 vehicles were registered under unclaimed category.
It is pertinent to mention here that the month of August, district police had arrested three accused of an inter-state gang and had recovered 20 two-wheelers amounting to nearly Rs 10 lakhs.
The accused reportedly used to work as a gang with two on the lookout and one person using the master key to start the vehicle and then all three of them used to park it at ISBT Dehradun or in the corn field at the backside of Mahant Indresh Hospital.
Then, SSP Joshi had instructed all parking space owners to verify vehicles which are parked there for a long period of time.