New Delhi: The people stole gram sacks from a truck after it met with an accident with another truck in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur city on Friday. The police have registered a case of theft and accident in connection with this incident, ANI reported.
Bilaspur Additional Superintendent of Police, Umesh Kashyap, said two trucks collided with each other on the highway in the Hirri Police Station area.
“One truck was loaded with ‘chana’ (gram). The people who were passing from there the nearby villagers stole it,” said Kashyap, according to the news agency.
“A case of theft and accident has been registered. The stolen material will be recovered soon,” he added.
This comes close on the heels of another incident in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district where 12 sacks of lemon, worth Rs 60,000-70,000, were stolen from a market at Modinagar.
The thieves, according to police, arrived on a motorcycle and a mini-truck, loaded 12 sacks of lemon onto the mini-truck and escaped within a few minutes.
The incident, which took place in the second week of May, was captured on CCTV cameras.
In the CCTV footage of the incident, a motorcycle-borne man could be seen doing a recce of the area before a mini-truck arrived at the market.
The police registered a case against unidentified people under Section 380 (theft in dwelling, house etc.) of the Indian Penal Code at the Modinagar station.
According to Circle officer Akash Patel, the vegetable vendor Rashid had closed his shop at 12.30 a.m. that night.
“When he returned at 4 a.m., he found that some sacks of lemon, weighing over 70 kg, had been missing. The accused arrived in a mini-truck and escaped within a few minutes. The accused are yet to be arrested,” a report by The Indian Express quoted Patel as saying.