five held for plotting onion-laden truck’s accident

BENGALURU: Two truck drivers plotted to steal onions by proclaiming that eighty one onion sacks really worth Rs nine lakh and weighing four,700kg they ended up transporting to Chennai ended up carted away by onlookers minutes immediately after the car fell into a ditch in the wee hours of Friday. The duo and a few of their accomplices have been arrested for stage-managing the incident and siphoning off the produce.

An warn girl sub-inspector of Tavarekere police in

Tumakuru district

smelt some thing fishy on Friday night time when she located a truck in a roadside ditch near Yaragunteswara Nagar around Sira.

She was advised by the crew that more than 50 % of their onion load experienced been stolen. The cop was on

evening patrol

and remembered that there was no truck there when she passed by half an hour earlier.

“Mahalakshmamma HN questioned the two motorists and they confessed to the crime. The duo instructed law enforcement they had unloaded eighty one sacks of onions in



Chitradurga district

, and shifted them to one more automobile to transportation them to Yeshwanthpur current market in Bengaluru,” a senior police officer said.

The motorists, Santosh Kumar R (23) and Chetan M (24) admitted to deliberately driving into the the roadside ditch. They have been arrested alongside with onion trader Sheikh Ali (sixty) and his sons Buden Sab (35), and Dadapeer (40). All the 5 are citizens of Hiriyur.

Police explained truck operator Chetan (19), who is the major suspect, is on the operate. Preliminary probe discovered that Chetan resorted to the theft drama to distinct pending instalments of his auto financial loan. “He hatched a system to steal onions and took the assist of his two motorists and businessman Ali. Chetan was also scheduling to declare insurance coverage to repair his truck,” an investigating officer claimed.

A circumstance was registered against the gang centered on a complaint submitted by


Kumar (35), a farmer from Huchavanahalli village in Davanagere district.

In accordance to Ananda, he and a number of of his kinfolk had developed onions and made a decision to promote the deliver in Chennai market place. They employed a truck from BK Transport in Challakere for transportation.

“The motorists picked up the load all-around 9.30pm on November five. There were being 173 sacks of onions weighing 10,270kg in the truck. Santosh named me around three.17am on Friday to notify me the truck experienced toppled thanks to technological issues and I arrived at there by 4.20am,” Ananda claimed.