Vikash Sharma

Owning a Royal Enfield bullet is a matter of pride for several riders, mostly youngsters. But they are left heartbroken after their dream bike gets stolen. The Commissionerate Police on Monday busted a criminal gang that mostly used to steal Royal Enfield bullets and other high-end bikes.

The Khandagiri Police recovered 23 stolen two-wheelers, including 14 Royal Enfield bullets from three robbers who have been arrested in this connection.

Twin City Police Commissioner, Soumendra Priyadarshi today informed the two bikes were stolen from a house in Bhubaneswar on November 4. Later, a probe was initiated and it was found that mostly bullets were being targeted.

“We have recovered 23 bikes including 14 bullets and arrested three accused identified as Sunil Malaha and Prashant Bhoi of Nayagarh and Haraprasad Das of Khordha. We will bring the accused on remand for further investigation,” said Priyadarshi.

According to Priyadarshi, the criminals mostly steal bikes from different parts of Bhubaneswar and other areas and sell them in rural parts of the state.

“As riding a bullet is associated with pride, the criminals were targeting sophisticated bikes. It is suspected that the criminals were selling the stolen bikes at a price ranging from Rs 50,000 onwards. A probe will be initiated to ascertain several other aspects,” said Priyadarshi.

Senior police officials informed that the criminal gang had also lifted a Royal Enfield belonging to a person in Boudh and the vehicle has been recovered.

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