Traffic Police Recovers 33 Stolen Motorcycles During Lockdowns

A separately formed special operation team deployed to reduce and control vehicle theft incidents in the Kathmandu Valley has achieved success in controlling vehicle theft even during the enforcement of prohibition order.
Giving continuity to control motorcycle theft in the Capital, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) recovered 33 lost motorcycles from various places.
Amidst a function held at the Division on Tuesday, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and chief of the Division Janak Bhattarai handed over the recovered two wheelers to their owners. Of the 33 recovered vehicles, 23 were motorcycles and 10 scooters.
Speaking at a press meet organised today, SSP Bhattarai said that the team had collected special information and recovered the two wheelers from the valley and surrounding areas and detained the people allegedly involved in the theft and sent them to various police circles for necessary action.

NS Pulsar in thieves’ eye
Most of the recently stolen motorcycles belong to Bajaj’s Pulsar and Hero Honda, according to SSP Bhattarai.
In particular, the theft group seems to be stealing easily accessible, attractive and high-demand motorcycles and scooters.
The Division was of the view that Pulsar motorcycles are more likely to be stolen due to the choice of the younger generation and high demand even in rural areas.
SSP Bhattarai said that such groups were found in rural areas to change the number plates and design, sell them making fake documents and in some cases use real numbers.
He also said that about 70 per cent of the missing motorcycles are Pulsar, according to the statistics of the Division.
This fiscal year alone, 413 missing motorcycles have been recovered and handed over to the concerned owners and 51 people involved in the theft have also been arrested from various places and sent to the police for action, the Division said.
The Division has requested the owners to install additional wheel lock, disc lock, security sirens on the vehicles, not to park in a secluded place for a long time and not to park indiscriminately.

Source : TRN,