2 persons nabbed for attack on Tehsildar

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Nov 2018 09:47:52


Staff Reporter,

Revenue Department and Police Department officials to hold meeting today for better co-ordination

Umred Police, on Wednesday, arrested a truck driver and a mechanic on charges of attempting to murder the officials of Revenue Department including a Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildar on Tuesday. The accused included truck driver Shahrukh Sheikh alias Harun Sheikh (24), a resident of Bahadura; and truck mechanic Avinash alias Ashwin Pralhad Dhone (35), a resident of Pachgaon.

After initially registering the case under Sections 353 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Umred Police added Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code in the case. The accused will be produced before the court on Thursday. Chandrashekhar Bahadure, Police Inspector, Umred Police Station, said that the driver had given a statement that the truck he was driving had metal loaded at Surgaon mines on Tuesday morning. The metal was to be delivered at Bramhapuri. The truck developed a snag after crossing Umred town. The mechanic came from Pachagaon village and rectified the fault. As more than three hours got wasted due to snag, the party at Brahmapuri denied to take delivery of the metal. Hence, the truck driver was going back to Surgaon via Kuhi.

The truck driver told the cops that three persons wearing Bermuda shorts signalled him to stop the truck near Bhiwapur railway crossing. The mechanic was following the truck in a car. The driver stated that as the persons who signalled him to stop the truck were in Bermuda shorts, he could not think that they were officials of Revenue Department. Hence, he added, he kept driving the truck.

Meanwhile, Revenue Department and Police Department will hold a meeting on Thursday to ensure better co-ordination among their officials while carrying out drive to check illegal transportation of sand and other minerals. Ashwin Mudgal, District Collector, talked to Rakesh Ola, Superintendent of Police (Nagpur Rural), on Wednesday too and discussed the incident that took place on Tuesday.