Police impounded 243 stolen bikes

KATHMANDU: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has impounded 243 stolen motorbikes within the last four months from various districts across the country.

The data compiled from July to October by the MTPD has shown that the motorcycles were stolen mostly by youngsters, said SP Rabi Raj Shrestha of MTPD.

Of the total 243 motorbikes confiscated, 60 belonged to Sindhupalchowk and 43 in Makwanpur, he said.

Likewise, the number of motorbikes impounded in Kavre totalled 29, Dhading 6, Chitwan 7, Ramechhap 14, Dolkha 5, Nuwakot 39, Nagarkot 10 and Kathmandu 30.

"Young boys between the age of 25 - 30 are highly indulged in this crime", SP Shrestha added.

Meanwhile, the police have handed-over 41 youngsters involved in motorbike theft to the Metropolitan Police Range for further investigation. Pulsar and Splendor are among the favourite picks for the thieves, said inspector Roshan Thapa of MTPD.

"Youngsters are unemployed and they resort to stealing. The bikes are sold to locals at discounted price," he added.