The Delhi Police on Friday arrested a 39 year-old auto-lifter, who is also a practicing lawyer, from Delhi’s Rohini area.
Police said the man is found involved in more than 30 cases of auto-lifting registered across the national Capital.
The accused have been identified as Rajiv Goel, a resident of Bahadurgarh, Haryana. Police said that Goel holds a law degree and is an advocate in Bahadurgarh, Haryana. Police said that Goel was declared a proclaimed offender by a court in Rohini on July 10, 2019, in two cases, including that of theft and cheating.
According to Gaurav Sharma, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Outer North district, Goel was arrested on Thursday after police received information that he was staying with his live-in partner in Rohini.
“During interrogation, he revealed his involvement in more than 30 cases of auto-lifting. Goel was earlier twice arrested on impersonation charges.
In 2012, he was arrested by the Delhi Police and he produced a fake identity card proclaiming himself as a judge in Paschim Vihar police station, but after interrogation, the truth was revealed and 15 stolen cars were recovered at his instance,” said the DCP.
“In 2014, Goel was travelling in a car which had red beacon and national emblem fitted in it in Sikar, Rajasthan. After getting filled his car’s fuel tank, he ran away from the filling station.
When the vehicle was intercepted by picket staff, he scolded them and posed himself as additional district judge,” said the DCP.
“Goel was arrested by the Rajasthan Police in the impersonation case. He had worked in a court in Sikar for over 90 days,” the DCP added.