Vehicle-lifters use Bengaluru MLA’s name to dupe owners | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Three conmen who stole high-end cars after promising to help their owners in finding buyers allegedly misused Chamarajpet legislator BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan’s name, police said.
Central Crime Branch officials arrested Naseeb, Mohammed Azam and Mahir Khan, all residents of Fraser Town, and recovered 19 cars, including a Toyota Fortuner, worth over Rs 3 crore.
Pavan Kumar BA, 31, of Banashankari filed a complaint against Naseeb and gang with Jnanabharati police on July 5.
Kumar said when his IT company incurred loss, he decided to sell his Toyota Fortuner and approached Naseeb. Naseeb met Kumar in December 2020 and suggested that he shouldn’t sell the vehicle as there was no demand then. Instead, Naseeb offered Rs 13 lakh as loan and demanded that Kumar pledge the car with him in return. But he and his aides transferred only Rs 4.6 lakh to Kumar’s bank account and took away his car, Kumar told police. “The gangs said they were close aides of Zameer Ahmed Khan and threatened me if I alerted police,” Kumar alleged.
CCB officials found the gang members moved around in cars that carried stickers with Zameer’s photo and his designation. The gang used to approach car owners or agents, who were about to sell their vehicles, claiming to be prospective buyers, and pledge or sell the cars later.
CCB officials said the gang sold one car to a local JD(S) functionary in Davanagere, another to an advocate in Vemagal, Kolar, and also to an aspiring corporator in Bengaluru. They pledged or sold cars in Chitradurga, Davanagere, Bhatkal, Mysuru and neighbouring areas.


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