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Old 29th August 2008, 22:41   #1
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Bizzare but then this is a truly democratic country!!!


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Northeast car lifters form Vehicle Kidnapping Association

Friday, 29 August , 2008, 09:35

Shillong: Strange though it may seem, car lifters in the Northeast have formed an association - Motor Vehicle Kidnapping Association - setting the police on its trail.

The association with its headquarters in Shillong is spread all over the Northeast including Ladrymbai, Karimganj, Silchar, Tezpur, Hojai, Nagoan, Patharkandi, Anitpur, Ratabari and parts of Mizoram, superintendent of police M K Singh said.

Before the police began its search for the car thieves, it was the Khasi Students Union which carried out overnight raids at Ladrymbai and Khliehriat in the Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya last Monday and apprehended six of them. They were handed over to the police. The very next day the police arrested the main gang leader Abdul Fateh. Mobile phones, daggers and a piece of paper, inscribed with the name of the association, were seized from the possession of the gang-members who were identified as Lias Mia, Govin Chetri, Sunil Barman and Pradip Kalita all from Assam, Sonu Tamang Nongrum of Pynursla and Plom Bareh of Mynkre, Khliehriat Pohsh Nong.

Lias Mia is reported to have confessed that one Abdul Pate alias Lambu from Silchar was heading the group and activities in Jaintia Hills were being controlled by one John Lyngdoh alias 'Boss'. Singh said the gang has confessed to have lifted at least six cars from the district alone.
Revealing the modus operandi of the gang: Singh said quoting one of the arrested Plom that the vehicles after being stolen were rushed to a petrol pump at Mynkre where a group from Silchar took over after paying commission to the group in Jaintia Hills.

A second group then drove the stolen vehicles to Shillong. From there another group took them to Tezpur and later to Nagaland and other parts of the Northeast, Plom divulged. The Jaintia Hills group usually received Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 per stolen vehicle as "commission" which was later divided among the members.

The superintendent of police said more arrests of the members of the association were on cards as police were carrying out raids acting of revelations from the members.


KSU unearths car lifters' Association in NE
Shillong | Rabu, Agust 27 2008 IST


The Khasi Student's Union (KSU) has unearthed an association of car lifters operating in the Northeastern states under the banner of ''Motor Vehicle Kidnapping Association''.

The association of the carjackers came into light after KSU activists nabbed six people, alleged to be members of the ''association'' which has its headquarters at Silchar in Assam, and handed them over to the police.

The six nabbed miscreants, who fell into the trap of the student's union, were identified as Lias Mia, Govin Chettri, Sunil Barman and Pradip Kalita from Assam, Sonu Tamang Nongrum of Pynursla and Plom Bareh of Mynkre. Mobile phones, daggers and a piece of paper, where the name of the ''association'' was written, were also seized from the possession of the gang members.

The miscreants said one Abdul Pate alias Lambu from Silchar is the leader of the carjackers in the region, while one John Lyngdoh alias 'Boss' is another leader who supervises the whisking of vehicles from the coal-rich district of Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. ''The student activists unearthed the association of the car lifters,'' Jaintia District Superintendent of Police Mukesh K Singh told UNI over the phone today. Mr Singh added that the six persons, handed over to the police, confessed of lifting vehicles from the districts.

According to sources, the members of the ''Motor Vehicle Kidnapping Association'' in Meghalaya received Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 per stolen vehicle as ''commission'' from the gang leader in Silchar. Most of the vehicles stolen from the district were whisked away to Tezpur in Assam and later to Dimapur.

Meanwhile, police registered a case against the six and interrogation is on in the matter.

-- (UNI)

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yeh hai india meri jaan ... only in india
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I find this statement always curious. You really think this is an unqiue thing to India? Crime syndicates are a common phenomena everywhere, what do you think about Mafia, Yakuza, Tong, etc. They are surely not Indian.
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I find this statement always curious. You really think this is an unqiue thing to India? Crime syndicates are a common phenomena everywhere, what do you think about Mafia, Yakuza, Tong, etc. They are surely not Indian.
Thats very true, everywhere its the same. Only maybe the degree varies.

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Crime syndicates are a common phenomena everywhere, what do you think about Mafia, Yakuza, Tong, etc.
I wish our desi auto lifting federation has chosen a more mean sounding name like their foreign counterparts so that it would sound wicked in the movies
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Sure it is not a India only thing, but still unique as it sounds like they had a trade license and paid service tax!!! - after all they had a letterhead having their association name.
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Though I find the letterhead thing apocryphal, these people are real organised and have well marked territories outside which they will not operate.
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This shows that at last the unorganized sector is becoming organized. This is good as we know which person to deal with.This will help in paying them a fixed amount as annual theft insurance and reduce our total premium.

I wish they had used a more nice sounding and consumer oriented name.
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Some of you have tried to find humour in the name and some are suggesting for a change to a meaner sounding name. I think all the seriousness of the post has got lost and instead of showing concern, the discussion has digressed.

Ask those owners who were car-jacked? They, I'm sure would have different opinion on how to deal with these rascals.
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Classic case of organised crime and yes, thieves are getting only smarter. I dread the day when they will become as technologically friendly as some of their western counterparts....using electronic devices to crack the security system's code, email etc. for communication and cars sold online!
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