Man held for stealing CNG kits

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New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI) One person has been arrested forallegedly stealing compressed natural gas (CNG) kits fromvehicles in the city, police said today.

They said 18 CNG kits, eight CNG cylinders and a car wererecovered from the arrested man, identified as Monu aliasKishan, a resident of Ashok Vihar.

Monu was nabbed on Friday from Sector 3 in Pushp Vihar, asenior police official said, adding a switch-operated knifewas also recovered from him.

During interrogation, he confessed that he along with hisassociates Zaved, Naresh, Mahender and Raj Singh was involvedin over 250 cases of theft of CNG kits from various parts ofthe city and the national capital region, said H G S Dhaliwal,Deputy Commissioner of Police of South District.

Monu and his gang members, who were allegedly involved inseveral theft cases and had spent long time in jail, used tomove in a stolen Honda City car and after spotting a vehicle,they used to take the vehicle to an isolated place and takeout the CNG kit, CNG cylinder and music system and otheritems, police said. They used to operate in the wee hours.

They used to keep stolen goods at a rented accommodationand sell those to their contacts in Noida and Meerut, theofficial said, adding each kit was sold at a price of Rs 8000.

Efforts are on to arrest Zaved, Naresh, Mahender and RajSingh, he added.

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