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Harley Davidson bike thief an ONGC engineer

T. Kiran took off with the bike from a showroom in Hyderabad. The Police caught him in Mumbai. (Picture for representational purposes only)  

Many have been shocked, maybe bewildered about the unusual theft of a youngster vanishing with a Harley Davidson bike from a showroom in upscale Banjara Hills in the guise of a test ride two days ago.

The person behind the theft of the bike, caught by the police in Mumbai, is an assistant engineer with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited. His educational background too is no less impressive.

The man in question T. Kiran, in his late 20s, is also an M.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, and has an engineering degree from a college in Hyderabad.

“We are yet to ascertain from him why he resorted to this. All that he told our team on being caught in Mumbai that he was fond of Harley Davidson bike and wanted to own one — by hook or by crook,” the Banjara Hills police told this correspondent.

The way he walked into bike showroom two days ago and presented his documents suggested that he had precisely planned to steal the two-wheeler, say the police.

His claim that he was Taher Ali and the papers he showed were false.

Taken for a ride

After coming out of the showroom, he started the bike and disappeared into the traffic.

It took the showroom employees sometime to realise that he had taken them literally for a ride and rush to the police. By then, Kiran was on his way to Mumbai.

Picking up clues from the video footage of surveillance cameras, the Banjara Hills police began a hunt for him.

The first lead was that he purchased a helmet at Sanga Reddy in Medak district. Eventually, the special police teams traced and caught him in Mumbai. He would be brought to city by Saturday morning.

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