After auto gang unleashed terror on city roads in the night Ghaziabad Police led a comprehensive crackdown and it was found that there were several of them active. This came about with diligent surveillance after which the police were able to bust a no of such gangs, namely 2 from Vijay Nagar, one in Sahibabad and the latest in Indirapuram where most of the loots done by these gangs happened.
According to SP City Shlok Kumar the 3 auto gang members were held from Vaishali Public of Sec 1/2 and looted items were seized from their possession, including one auto used in crime, one Swift car, 29 mobile phones, ammunition and guns. The gang members are Kasim, Salman and Monu. The gang members used to work as car mechanics in Indirapuram area thereby having a sound knowledge of the area. They would pick up passengers for their auto in Kaushambi, Anand Vihar, Mohan Nagar, Sec 62 and Indirapuram areas. The modus operandi of the gangs was to give lift to passengers in their shared autos in night in which their other members posed as passengers. They then looted the passengers at knife-point and gun-point and also beat them up, also withdrawing money from their ATMs. They have admitted to have carried out 100 dacoities in the city so far.
The accused have been to jail previously under similar offences.