Bike lifters gang busted, five arrested

PASIGHAT, Aug 27: The Arunachal Pradesh Police, Pasighat unit busted a gang involved in bike lifting and recovered five stolen bikes from different places of East Siang and Siang districts.
Four of the five arrested bike lifters were identified as Kaling Mize, Taken Mize, Tony Koyu and Tobing Dai.
Police said, one Kanggong Perme of Rani village had filed a complaint before police on June 26 this year that his FZS Yamaha motorcycle (AR 09A-9501) was stolen from his residence, and a case under section 379 IPC was registered.
During investigation, one Kaling Mize and his brother Taken Mize were arrested from Pasighat along with an associate. They have reportedly confessed their involvement in bike theft cases.
On interrogation, the trio disclosed the name of another bike lifter Tony Koyu (19) of Abor-Leku village under Jonai Police Station in Assam, who was subsequently arrested by the police.
Following his statement,Investigating officer (IO), SI Anong Apang recovered two motorcycles from Pasighat 2-Mile and Riga in Siang district.
The IO arrested one more bike lifter Tobing Dai of Berung village near Pasighat and recovered three motorcycles, which were lifted from Itanagar. All the three recovered bikes are FZS-16 series of Yamaha motorcycles.
Of the five recovered motorcycles, three were already handed over to the owners.
The IO communicated with the Itanagar Police Station for the unclaimed motor bikes (engine Nos. 21CG019013 and 21CH068885) to find the owners as these bikes were reportedly lifted from Itanagar.
The stolen motorcycle of the main complainant is yet to be recovered.