Nagpur: In a major success, Bhivapur police on Monday succeeded in arresting three truck drivers who had threatened to kill a Revenue employee and his family and later took away three seized trucks loaded with sand. The incident had occurred on March 17.
The Junior Clerk of Tehsil Office, Bhiwapur, Viraj Gajanan Wasekar (25) had gone to Salebhatti Kargaon around 3.30 pm on March 17 to complete the spot “Panchnama” formalities of three seized sand-laden trucks. The trucks — MH-40/ AK 9195 worth Rs 25 lakh and sand worth Rs 18,000, MH-40/Y 9197 worth Rs 25 lakh and sand worth Rs 18,000 and MH-40/Y 9097 worth Rs 15 lakh and sand worth 9000 — were seized by Revenue Department on the charges of stealing the sand from a river bed. The collective worth of three sand-laden trucks was Rs 65.45 lakh. Wasekar was completing “Panchnama” formalities. Suddenly the three truck drivers manhandled Wasekar and forcibly took away the sand-laden trucks. But before fleeing, the three accused truckdrivers threatened to kill Viraj Wasekar and his family members.
Bhiwapur police had registered an offence against the three accused truck drivers under Sections 392, 353, 186, 506, 34 of IPC and had launched a hunt to nab them.
On Monday, the cops succeeded in arresting the three accused truck drivers identified as Dhanraj Dudhpachare (26), Rakesh Hatwar (33) and Ashish Sakore (28) and also seized the three sand-laden trucks worth Rs 65.45 lakh.
The three accused truck drivers have been remanded to police custody till Tuesday (March 31).