Truck with over 25,000 kg pistachios way laid, and dry fruit consignment looted near Mundra Port
loaded with the dry fruit pistachio worth nearly Rs two cores was way laid at
gun point truck driver hijacked on ninth night near Mundra Port in Kutch
district in North Gujarat, in a first incident of its kind in recent years.
driver was abducted at gunpoint, and truck full of 25,110 kilogramme of pistachios
worth Rs two crores was looted by a few perons on the night of eighth and ninth.
The driver was kept in custody in the abductors' car from 8 pm on September
eighth till 4 am on September ninth morning, after which he was dropped at the
roadside in Anjar and the accused, took off.
Based on a
complaint the local police booked a case for robbery, wrongful restraint and
criminal conspiracy assault along with sections of the arms act as they were
threatening the driver at gun point
The incident occurred near Anjar town
near Mundra port
incident occurred near Anjar town near Mundra port, when a truck belonging to
VRC Logistics in Gandhidham was waylaid by four unknown men in a white car. The
truck driver,was abducted by the accused and blindfolded.. The driver was in
the abductors’ car from 8 pm on Tuesday to 4 am till the next day, after which
he was dropped at the roadside in Anjar and the accused took off, according to
carrying 25,110 kg of pistachios was also stolen by the accused, after which an
FIR was lodged at Anjar police station.
The driver narrates the incident
in his complaint to the police said he had arrived at Mundra Port carrying rice
in the truck from Delhi. The return cargo was 25,000 kilos of pistachios to be
delivered at Navi Mumbai. when i was moving from the port to Navi Mumbai, the
truck was over taken by a white colour car.Four men stepped out of the car, one
of them entered the truck from the side gate and thrusted a handgun on my
stomach. Another person opened the driver’s gate, slapped me and threw me out.
They then forced me inside the car, blindfolded me and made me sit in the
backseat and stole my cellphone and truck’s keys… Then around 4 am, they
dropped me at the roadside in Anjar town and left. I somehow reached a nearby
hotel…the truck driver said in the complaint.