SHILLONG, Apr 15: West Garo Hill police has been able to crack the spate of car theft in Tura with the arrest of one of its mastermind.
According to police, Krebi Sangma, a resident of Bokmagre locality, Tura is part of an inter-state gang of car smugglers.
Krebi was arrested on Sunday from near Williamnagar in East Garo Hills district.
It may be mentioned that Krebi was also arrested on an earlier occasion in similar cases.
“After his arrest, we recovered a few bikes, accounts used to receive money for sale of the stolen vehicles from frozen surveillance records,” West Garo Hills Superintendent of Police (SP), Dr MGR Kumar said.
According to Dr Kumar, the gang of car thieves stretched from Meghalaya to Assam and Nagaland were extremely organised and had many layers.
The arrested so far apart from Krebi includes, Deep Ray alias Kamal from Dimapur of Nagaland, Abdul Ali – Rongjuli town near Dudhnoi who oversaw the transfer of the stolen vehicles in Assam was arrested on Monday evening, by a joint police team of Assam and West Garo Hills police.
The members from the gang so far identified and arrested are Thangseng R Marak and Dikrak R Marak of Salpara Mendipathar (North Garo Hills), Diraz Tengbi Ch Marak of Jangrapara Tikrikilla, Jacky A Sangma of Mukdangra near Garobadha, Tinstar R Marak alias Rorok of Gajing Jangpara in Mendipather and Mayush Momin of Mongpangro, Mendipathar.