Saif Malik, alias Munna, caught by the Delhi police on Monday, is an ordinary thief with extraordinary passions.
Saif Malik, alias Munna, caught by the Delhi police on Monday, is an ordinary thief with extraordinary passions. All over his left arm are engraved, not any names or symbols, but motorcycles, gold chains and earrings as memories of the crimes he has committed. With his face hidden by a red cloth, 22-year-old Saif, told this newspaper while showing his left arm full of tattoos: “I get imprinted in the form of a tattoo whatever article I steal in form of a memory.” “Some of them are motorcycles, mobile phones, jewellery items like gold chains, earrings and bangles.”
The other driving force, according to Saif, behind his criminal actions, is his ever-lasting desire to spend money on his girlfriend.
“I love to spend money I get by selling the stolen items on my girlfriend. I take her out for trips, sometimes to the hills,” said Saif, adding, “When I am not with her I enjoy with my friends until all my money is spent.”
From Saif’s possession, the cops have recovered five stolen motorcycles and one mobile phone. This is his third arrest as he had been put behind bars a couple of times earlier as well in connection with snatching cases.
Saif, during his interrogation, revealed to the cops that he stole motorcycles with one of his close associates, identified as Bari, who himself is involved in over half-a-dozen cases and is absconding.
Besides, the cops said, Saif took help of a juvenile while committing chain snatchings with the former riding pillion.
Deputy commissioner of police, east district, Bhairon Singh Gurjar, said: “To get easy money, Saif would steal motorcycles and sell them in Uttar Pradesh, which would earn him `7,000 to `8,000 per motorcycle, adding, “For snatching purposes, Saif would take along the juvenile so that if he gets caught Saif would flee while the minor would be released because of his age.” The DCP added that Saif and his associates would mainly steal two-wheelers parked outside residential blocks at night