Rent-a-bike operators get police orders

A day after the Margao police busted an inter-state gang of robbers involved in stealing cash from parked vehicles, director general of police (DGP) Kishan Kumar issued strict instructions to all rent-a-bike operators across South Goa to maintain the records of their customers' identity particulars in a particular format.

Addressing reporters in Margao on Saturday, Kumar said that it would now be mandatory for all rent -a-bike operators to ensure that they take proper identity cards and verify the phone numbers of their customers before they give their bikes on rent.

The police revealed the names of those busted in Friday's raid as Naresh Anandan Shettigar, 28, and Aryan Nayar, 27, both from Chennai, and Uthayyya Kumar Narimutu, 27, from Kerala.

Asked if other such robberies in the state in the past could be linked to the inter state gang, Kumar added that the same along with other investigations to check if any more such members are still present in Goa are underway. [TOI]