Purchasing a second-hand vehicle, without proper precautions can sometime turn into a nightmare. You must reasonably make sure that vehicle you are purchasing is not a stolen one .
CID, West Bengal helps you in doing exactly that . You can now, check for vehicle number/ chassis number/engine number of vehicle you intend to purchase against an All India database of stolen vehicles. This Data base is made available to you courtesy NCRB , Delhi . Data base is updated regularly and has data of stolen vehicles since 1995. (Please read the disclaimer link given below also.)
In some cases vehicle registration numbers may be given in different formats. Hence you may give only few characters and it will show all stolen vehicles having similar registration number.
So, go ahead and enjoy the power of information at your finger tips!