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Old 4th February 2011, 10:36   #76
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^^ Sorry for the interruption, but doesn't the Pajero have immobilizer keys? How can he duplicate such a key so rapidly?
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Sorry to hear about your ordeal. While I appreciate you sharing this information on this forum, I believe you should provide the evidence you have collected to the media.

Do contact any of the local or national new channel with your story and hopefully we might see a full blown investigation in this regard once the media starts reporting.
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Sorry, no more names from here on.
Thanks for advice.
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Hi,

Whatever you do do not try to go to U.P. I found my Bolero there. The cop at the cop station kept demanding money under various guises. When I finally refused, since I had two Delhi police guys with me, he began to try to intimidate me by displaying his service pistol. So I know it first hand that they are hand-in-glove with the thieves.
Cut your loss, claim insurance and don't get this guy to hunt you down. Remember he has no scruples in putting a .9mm slug into your being. Let it go, you have done enough good.

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Sorry to hear about the loss of your car and to add insult to injury, the insensitive and non-cooperative police. Will be watching this thread closely. Hope you recover your car and get justice!
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this just further proves my suspiscions that mumbai police is infiltrated at various levels and is thoroughly compromised except for a chosen few. It will take one determined man, if there is one such anyways which I really doubt, to weed out the rottens.

If this fellow needs to compulsively steal high-value targets, he can be snared & caught red-handed by a few vigilantes by planting a high-value car in a remote location and keeping watch on this asset. This can be done once his mobile records prove that he is back in the city.
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Nasrat returned exactly after one month, but he had changed his mobile numbers, his handsets and his residence. He started with a clean slate. It took me three months to get back on his trail. That story will be in the next post.

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Yesterday's TOI front page had a cartoon, and this stolen(and yet to be recovered) pajero story can fit into one of those caricatures.

I appreciate gtabombay's efforts to trace his car. I also wish that he takes ample security measures to protect himself before venturing anything.

PS: I just finished reading Aravind Adiga's The white tiger.

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Fact1: UP elections are coming soon.
Fact2: Pajero is an apt vehicle for election campaigning.

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It is rarely that you get documented evidence against the criminals who lift vehicles. By the time theft is noticed the vehicle and the thief are already out of state. When I realized the scale of this man's operations, the police complicity, that is when I determined that I should pursue this case as far as possible. It was a learning experience for me. I am not very disappointed or mad with those who have taken the other side. It is just a fact of life, I suppose.

If I can't do much with so much eveidence and subsequent effort, I can imagine the plight of other people .

The insurance people had to honour my claim, because the final police report mentions Nasrat by name as officially wanted in this case.

Even after imsurance there is a loss of 8 lacs.
Do you mean to say that the women you were on a date with is also with the criminal?

The way you were writing the post, like everyone else, i felt that you have got your car back. Sorry to hear about your loss. This time do not get a car with low security features, alway park your car in bright well light areas.
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The insurance people had to honour my claim, because the final police report mentions Nasrat by name as officially wanted in this case.

Even after imsurance there is a loss of 8 lacs.
Thankfully insurance did their part (of course that does not help with 8 lakh loss).

Please post your experience with insurance company as well. This will help others who might find themselves in similar situation.

I wonder, in such situation what will police do even if vehicle is fitted with GPS? Wont take much time for them to inform the thief. Thief can incapacitate the device (GSM jammers / removal of box /removal of SIM from box).
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Sad to hear your loss. Which is the new vehicle that you have bought? Sometimes I feel, one should buy a vehicle that is a market dud. Atleast, one wouldn't have to worry about it being flicked!

May be thats why I prefer the Sumo Grande!
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Hi,

Whatever you do do not try to go to U.P. I found my Bolero there. The cop at the cop station kept demanding money under various guises. When I finally refused, since I had two Delhi police guys with me, he began to try to intimidate me by displaying his service pistol. So I know it first hand that they are hand-in-glove with the thieves.
Are you serious? I can't believe it.
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Cut your loss, claim insurance and don't get this guy to hunt you down. Remember he has no scruples in putting a .9mm slug into your being. Let it go, you have done enough good.
Who? nasrat? Why would he want to hunt gtabombay down??

@GTAbombay: Wouldn't it make sense if you bought a used Pajero about the same age as as your's in case of an eventuality? It would negate the loss.
Anyway, my toes are crossed until I read the next part of the story..
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Sorry to hear about your ordeal. Hope there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

On a lighter vein, you should start making movies, your narration is brilliant.
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I wonder, in such situation what will police do even if vehicle is fitted with GPS? Wont take much time for them to inform the thief. Thief can incapacitate the device (GSM jammers / removal of box /removal of SIM from box).
This is one of the reason why I haven't bothered with GPS tracking in my vehicle. Even if I manage to track the car, the police will do nothing to follow the lead. They think they main job is to check documents, negotiate disputes, and extort money from businesses. I wonder when this country will get a professional police force. Right now it is like 19th century wild west.

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@Samurai: I think you meant "wild west"

You are spot on. There are cases that I know of with GPS unit the people are showing the police where the vehicle is but they do not move an inch and stick with "mujhe mera kaam sikhaoge!!??" attitude.
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