Getting a stolen motorcycle back

6 Mar

Prakash our Admin manager had his motorcycle stolen 3-4 months ago. He lodged a police complaint, waited for a week or two and then proceeded to buy a new vehicle.

Suddenly one day, the cops called him and told him that his bike had been found and the culprit caught.

Now started the real nightmare. The process for getting his own bike back was arduous and expensive as it turned out.

He had to hire a lawyer to claim his bike back. Everyone one in the courts and police station blatantly asks for money (According to him it wasnt a demand, it was more of a “beg”). In addition, he had to spend an inordinate amount of his precious time in managing all this.

He came into my office yesterday and said that he finally took posession of his motorcycle. The price for getting his OWN bike back was Rs. 6000. This was the money that went towards lawyers, bribes for various court and police officials (including the sentry by the way).

So poor Prakash ends up with 2 motorcycles (one he doesnt need anymore) and is 6000 rupees poorer.

Meanwhile the thief is probably living a life of luxury. Public transport and free meals at the taxpayers expense (poor Prakash is probably paying for that as well).


RK Penned this wonderful poem on the fly. Had to include it here.

hosa bike taruva munna
prakash mukha bahala channa

haley bike bandhe banthu
besarada khushi thandhe thanthu

6000 aaithu maaye
mukhadalli besarada chaaye

prakash eega eradu bikegala saradara
parking samasyegenu parihara?

18 Responses to “Getting a stolen motorcycle back”

  1. praneshachar March 6, 2007 at 2:37 am #

    it is true it will be a tedious and herculian task to get your lost things. Sometimes you
    may think why these people have found it I would have been happy is they had not found. things should be simplified and once the identification is established of the movable property it should be handed over with some undertaking. Hope some day it will be simple.
    prakash must examine the BIKE whether evrthing is in tact. It is well known that so many accessories will miss when the bike is in police custody. If he has got his bike
    in tact then pains he has taken is worth and he is really lucky. I hope it is so.
    public awareness article good one vijay

  2. rk March 6, 2007 at 4:29 am #

    thanks for the (heart) BREAKING story!

    hosa bike taruva munna
    prakash mukha bahala channa

    haley bike bandhe banthu
    besarada khushi thandhe thanthu

    6000 aaithu maaye
    mukhadalli besarada chaaye

    prakash eega eradu bikegala saradara
    parking samasyegenu parihara?

  3. Vijay March 6, 2007 at 4:32 am #

    RK: Wah Wah ustaad !!

  4. gmohanprakash March 6, 2007 at 4:48 am #

    Police are called ‘tegenamare’ in kannada or bed bugs. They literally hold on to the person and suck out all the blood.

    95% of them are bed bugs and the rest are truely noble.

    Here is a story of lacksidle british raj judiciary and the harassment is true for many such trivial issues.

  5. Mysorean March 6, 2007 at 4:54 am #

    That poem was worth a million dollars! LOL!

  6. Vijay March 6, 2007 at 5:01 am #

    Adi: Will you be sending cash or cheque 😉

  7. Veena March 6, 2007 at 8:26 am #

    Vijay, you need so spend some money in order to claim bellur’s million dollars! 😉

    paapa prakash.. BTW where will the police park such vehicles at all (during the process where they delay it to handover the lost vehicle).. we already have parking problem in our areas!!

  8. praneshachar March 6, 2007 at 11:41 pm #

    yake nodilva police station akka pakka
    bekadshtu gadigalu tukku hidiyuvadannu
    bare body will be there after some time one by one
    all that can be removed will disappear

  9. silkboard March 7, 2007 at 11:51 am #

    Nice story Vijay. you could make an award winning documentary out of it. mail it to some newspapers, I am sure they’ll publish it.

  10. Vijay March 7, 2007 at 1:02 pm #

    Pranav: It would make a good documentary .. 🙂
    I will take your advise and mail it to the newspapers.. maybe Vijay Times..

  11. James Hunaban April 30, 2007 at 8:07 am #

    That’s scandalous imho.

  12. motorcycle service manuals March 11, 2009 at 8:25 pm #

    Interesting post, i have bookmarked your site for future referrence 🙂

  13. ashok pai January 14, 2010 at 5:50 am #

    thanks for sharing the information! this will be of great use for people who have lost their bike. please share more details without revealing anybody’s identity. the nature and modus operandi of cops etc.

    forewarned is forearmed!

  14. Anonymous March 27, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    I lost my bike sometime in 2009, and after 6 months at the police stations (including the 3 month wait period for getting a non-traceable) and court (to get a clearance from the court), I’m going to start my visits to the Insurance Company. I guess it’l be another 2 months (if all my documentation is in place) before I get any money from the Insurance Company.

  15. Mallesh February 15, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    You can use Tcop bike security device which enables you track the location of bike any time it cost 2 k it very easy to use through Mobile phone you can check for more details

  16. Jag March 13, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Great to save cost of tax payers and so less worry for police and judicial

  17. gk June 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    I lost a byk recently…… had to suffer a lot to get a FIR registered,
    Now im suffering at the hands of insurance people.. asking heavy bribe to do their work..

  18. Abhaya April 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    What is the process to recover stolen bike from Police – they have found the bike what is the next process?

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