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Two held in attempt to steal jeep Monday, October 22, 2001
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
GANDHINAGAR: Two persons among three were arrested by Mehsana police on Saturday after they tried to steal a jeep they hired in Vijapur.
The accused, two from Madhya Pradesh and one from Uttar Pradesh, who had hired the jeep on the pretext of transportation also injured a scooterist coming from the opposite direction while trying to escape the police in hot pursuit.
The accused were held after the jeep turned turtle in the wild goose chase that ensued between the police and the accused. The police also seized a country-made revolver and four live cartridges from the accused.
According to police, the accused drove away the jeep after forcibly throwing out its driver, Ismail Hussain, between Vasai and Gojaraia.
The district police swung into action after being alerted by the driver and intercepted the jeep near Libodara.
The arrested duo have been identified as Suresh alias Kaliyo Bushhilal Singh and Rajput Ramvir Singh Vijay Singh, both residents of Bhind in Madhya Pradesh. The third accused -- Amit Pandit, a resident of Etawah, managed to escape. The accused, who were injured, were admitted to Mehsana Civil Hospital and cases have been registered against them.
News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]