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Four truck-jackers held with Rs 70 lakh copper

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Police on Monday busted a gang of highway truck-jackers and arrested a and his three accomplices for looting copper worth Rs 70 lakh along with the truck carrying it in the national capital, an said.

The police said the accused -- Ram Raj, 33, Ajay, 35, Vishal, 25, and one Manoj -- were involved in dozens of similar cases of looting trucks on various highways in and the National Capital Region.

"The police team arrested the accused on Monday from a godown in Haryana's Sonipat and recovered a truck-load of precious copper valued at Rs 70 lakh, which they were trying to sell to their contacts," of Police said.

The incident occurred on Saturday, after which main accused informed the owner of truck that the vehicle along with goods was looted by some highway truck-jackers at Kirti Nagar. He was also manhandled, he said.

"The owner, of a logistics company from Rajasthan, later filed a police complaint in station. During investigation, the police noticed discrepancies in Ram Raj's statements. The medical opinion about his also suggested that he had concocted a story," the said.

"After sustained interrogation, broke down and confessed his crime. He told interrogators that he along with his accomplices planned the robbery of his employer's truck," he added.

On the clue provided by Ram Raj, the police also arrested his accomplices from



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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 01:24 IST