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  • Police opened fire to stop speeding truck with big consignment of stolen iron bars in Assam’s Mangaldai

    Published on February 12, 2019

    By Mayukh Goswami

    Mangaldai :   Superintendent of police of Darrang himself along with few of his subordinate colleagues on duty  had a providential escape on Monday night as a speeding loaded truck defying the signal for a routine checking, made an unsuccessful  attempt to run over the police team on duty. However, the police was compelled to open firing to stop the speeding truck. This

    bizarre incident took place in Mangaldai town at about 10 pm which has created sensation here. As reported, a team of police led by Darrang Superintendent of police Amrit Bhuyan acting on a tip off signaled a loaded truck in high speed at Sipajhar. But the driver of the truck without caring for the police signal tried to run away towards Mangaldai on NH 15. The police team made a hot chase and subsequently informed it to Mangaldai police. Even at Mangaldai town , the driver of the truck defied the police signal and tried to flee away Mangaldai-Tangla road in   accelerated speed. The driver drove the truck through the Islampur-Karimchowk road and at Karim Chowk of the town reportedly took a dangerous turn nearly causing severe casualty to the police team.

    However, the police succeeded in intercepting the truck near district library only after open firing and arrested both the driver and the handyman of the truck bearing registration number AS 12 E 8296.

     

    Both the driver and handyman of the truck have been identified as Ranjan Rai son of Gajendra Rai of village Rampur and Suman Kumar son of Debari Rai of village Rampur Bagher both under Dasiri Police station in Bihar state. The owner of the truck is one Birju Rai of Tezpur in Assam. According to the police, the truck was carrying several quintals of stolen iron bars worth several lakhs of rupees without any valid documents. The arrested driver also reportedly failed to produce any documents relating to the registration of the truck. A case has been registered at Mangaldai

    Police station and police investigation is on to bring out the actual truth. On the other hand the driver of the truck has claimed that he got valid legal documents for everything but he tried to run away only to get rid of alleged harassment from the police at night .

     

    It is worth mentionable here that the heavily loaded trucks moving in high speed on NH 15 have been creating a great threat to the pedestrians and passengers of smaller vehicles

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