Scooter theft is very common in Goa with daily several cases getting registered at various police stations in the state. In one of the major breakthrough in this case Mapusa police have arrested 24-year-old youth from Nachinola in connection with the alleged scooter theft and recovered around ten vehicles from his possession.
There are several complaints lodged in the Mapusa police station about scooter theft taking place in the city. The Mapusa police who was in search of leads to track down the culprit finally managed to get hold of him on Saturday. According to the sources, Mapusa police managed to track down the culprit involved in the scooter theft and nabbed him from Nachinola Goa, around 5km from Mapusa.
The youth was said to have been involved in the scooter theft in Mapusa and nearby areas in the state. Mapusa police had claimed to have recovered around ten vehicles from the possession of the 24-year-old accused.
According to the Mapusa police, they received information about a person moving suspiciously in Mapusa city. On the tip, police immediately swung into the action and nabbed the accused who is identified as Ankush Kauthankar.
During the course of the investigation, the accused had confessed of having committed the theft of scooters and he took the police at the location where the stolen vehicles have been hidden by him.
In his confession, the accused gave details of theft of the vehicles which he robbed from Mapusa, Calangute, Anjuna and Panaji. The accused also told police that he started the theft of vehicles in the month of May and during the period of one month he stole more than dozens of two-wheelers from Mapusa and surrounding areas in Goa.
The accused used to sell the vehicle after removing the number plates for the monetary gains. Mapusa police have registered the case against accused and produced him before the JMFC at Mapusa and took him on the remand of four days.
It looks like the youths in the state are resorting to the frivolous activities to make fast money. In the above case not only the accused who stole the vehicles is responsible but those who purchased the vehicles from him without proper documents and verification are also culprits and if the Goa Police interested in going deep into the matter they need to find out the people behind this big racket.