HUBBALLI: Town police have arrested three men who had been stealing expensive two-wheelers in the city.
A Royal Enfield motorbike was confiscated by the police on the occasion.
Amogh M Ekalaspur of Eklaspur Chawl near Tabib Land Water tank on Mantur Road; Sohan S Athani of Prashanth Nagar near R N Shetty Factory in Old Hubballi; and Siddharth R Athani, living near the Vivekananda School in Aravind Nagar, are the arrested men.
The Police Department formed a special team to hunt down the motorbike thieves since the cases of such theft were on the rise in Hubballi-Dharwad in recent times. B N Sattannavar, who is sub-inspector of the city police station, was among the seniors of the investigating team.
On Saturday night, during patrolling, the team found the three men standing with the Royal Enfield motorbike without a nameplate near the railway station in Rajagopal Nagar. When the trio was questioned, they admitted to having stolen the two-wheeler on September 28 from near the Vivekananda School in Aravind Nagar.
The police arrested the three men and remanded them in judicial custody.