The citizens of Nagpur have lost crores of rupees and many cars and two-wheelers have been washed away in the flood. People are searching for vehicles and still, some vehicles have not been found. It has come to light that some thieves are taking advantage of this situation and are making money by selling the vehicles washed away in the flood.
Arvind Garud, a basketball coach residing at Canal Road Shankar Nagar, had his car number MH-31-DC-7631 washed away in Saturday’s floods. On Tuesday afternoon he got the information that his car was stuck in the river in the Dhantoli area. Around 4.30 pm he went to Dhantoli. he did not see the car. He inquired in the area, he got the information that a young man took out the car with a crane and took it away after paying 3000 rupees. When he searched, he found his car in the Dhantoli area. he avoided taking the car back as it could pose a risk to life. he has lodged a complaint with the Bajaj Nagar police station.
In the same way, it is known that the thieves also removed the two-wheeler stuck in the river and sold it.
There is a need for the Police and the Municipal Corporation to conduct a special campaign to jointly inform the buyers of these scraps so that they do not buy stolen or flooded vehicles.
Damaged materials from the houses of the flood victims are being collected by the NMC employees. These materials are kept at the bhandewadi, and thieves have an eye on these materials as well. Some thieves have now targeted Bhandewadi and it is reported that material is being stolen from Bhandewadi.