Bengaluru: Techie who stole rented Zoomcar at large

Three weeks after a 24-year-old techie disappeared with a rented vehicle from Zoomcar after furnishing fake documents, police are yet to nab him.

Published: 13th July 2018 03:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2018 12:47 PM   |  A+A-

A zoomcar photo used for representational purposes only. (Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Three weeks after a 24-year-old techie disappeared with a rented vehicle from Zoomcar after furnishing fake documents, police are yet to nab him. The techie had destroyed the GPS in the car after crossing Karnataka’s border. The accused, identified as Mahesh Nuthan Kumar, a native of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, was working as a software engineer at a private company in Bengaluru. 

On June 18, he rented Hyundai i20 car in the name of Saikumar, a friend. He then went to his native Kakinada and removed the GPS tracking system and the number plate from the vehicle. Zoomcar authorities had subsequently lodged a complaint against Mahesh at Ashok Nagar police station. 

A special team was formed to crack the case and Saikumar was taken into custody.

“We found that he was not aware of the incident and Mahesh had stolen his documents when he was living in a paying guest accommodation a few years ago. Later, we discovered that Mahesh was a habitual offender and an expert in committing cyber crimes. A couple of cases were registered against him. However, his parents were not aware of his activities,” said a senior police official.

When asked how Mahesh has managed to remain absconding even three weeks after the incident, the official said, “We have recovered the vehicle and gathered all information about Mahesh. Efforts are on to nab him at the earliest.”

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