‘Loot prize amounts to 60.45 Lakh’
Udaipur : Highway robbers who looted and fled on truck laden with Kathha powder worth 42.44 lakh rupees, were arrested within half an hour of the incident by the Dungarpur police in Gujarat on Thursday night. The robbers had chased the truck in an autorickshaw and blocked its way by stopping the vehicle in front of the truck and in a most dramatic style took away the truck after thrashing the driver and his aide. The incident took place on the NH-8 between Bicchiwada-Ratanpur road around 8.25 pm on thursday, police said.
The driver Mohammed Mateen was taking a kathha load weighing 11000 kilograms in the truck from Delhi to HimmatNagar in Gujarat and the load was worth 42.44Lakh rupees as per the company bill. His assistant Jibraile was seated beside him when suddenly an autorickshaw which came from behind blocked their way on the highway. Three men barged out of the autorickshaw and attacked both of them. The accused then looted their money and two of them fled with the truck while the third man escaped with the autorickshaw. The victims were badly beaten who managed to reach Bicchiwada police station and reported the matter.
” With an ongoing campaign to curb highway loot incidents, a team was immediately constituted which set off to find the truck. We chased the robbers who even tried to mislead the police. However, with the timely action, they were nabbed. We have seized the truck and recovered the loot prize amounting to 60.45 Lakh rupees (including the truck worth 18 lakh rupees). The accused were identified as Rajnikant (21) Suresh Kumar (26) and Jitendra (32) all residents of Ansol village under Shyamlaji police station in Arvalli district of Gujarat” Bichhiwada SHO Sunil Sharma informed.