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Puttur: Man, who hired car and stole it, arrested after 17 years

Daijiworld Media Network – Puttur (EP)

Puttur, Nov 6: Police, on Monday, November 5, arrested a man on charges of stealing a car hired by him 17 years back.

The arrested person is B M Hanif, resident of Sullia.

Hanif, then a resident of Kudige in Kushalnagar, had hired a Sumo car belonging to Jayantha in Hampanakatta, Mangaluru on March 8, 2001 and travelled in it with his friend Sudheer Prabhu to Sakleshpur, Hassan and other places for timber business. They returned to Puttur on March 13, 2001, stopped at Aradhana Tourist Home and parked the car there.

Hanif and Sudheer allegedly stole the car that evening, when the driver was not around. After that both were untraceable for 17 years.

Head constable Parameshwar and constables Mohan and Kiran of Puttur town police station, under guidance from station inspector, located the house of Hanif and arrested him.

Sudheer Prabhu is yet to be traced.


Comment on this article

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Frauds have no escape in India ...

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  • Diwakara B., Kota/Kundapura

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Now put him in jail for 17 years with only a cup of tea. If he is alive dig up this case else close it.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    When I was working in Saudi, my boss a Saudi, an American engineering degree holder, told me to draft a letter to govt which he would translate into Arabic. He told me the car he purchased was stolen, when he went to register. I told him, he had to complain to police. He said the car was there with him. Then I understood that the car was found to be a stolen car, while registering.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Very good kumbakarna sleeping performance by police..

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