Nagpur: A truck driver from Uttar Pradesh cannily defaulted on delivery of grains worth Rs 14 lakh dispatched by a trader from Nagpur, following which Lakadganj police have booked both the driver and the vehicle owner. Police suspected the driver could have sold the consignment to some other place.
Police sources Mehul Chawla is a trader of pulses and he had hired Indrajeet Yadav and Imran Ahmad to deliver 20 tonne pulses worth Rs 14 lakh to Gorakhpur. Indrajeet Yadav owns the truck (UP 70 CT 1051). On September 26, Mehul loaded 20 tonne pulses from his Mill near Pagariya Lawn, Lakadganj. The truck was to be unloaded at Shyam Galla Bhandar, Gorakhpur. Indrajeet’s driver Imran loaded the truck and left for Gorakhpur on September 26. On Wednesday, Mehul received a phone call from the trader of Shyam Galla Bhandar to enquire about the pulses. Mehul informed that the truck had been dispatched a week ago. But, the trader confirmed that the truck never reached his godown.
Suspecting that Indrajeet and Imran had sold the pulses midway, Mehul lodged a complaint against them at Lakadganj police station. Cops registered an offence under Sections 406 and 34 of the IPC. Further investigations are on.