Kanpur: Four car-borne miscreants allegedly assaulted, kidnapped and robbed a truck driver of a consignment of chemical used for manufacturing tobacco worth Rs 4 lakh at Shivri village in Lalauli police area in Fatehpur district in late night hours on Saturday.
Victim Sunil Mishra of Panki lodged an FIR in this connection on Sunday.
Station house officer of Lalauli police station, Sandeep Tiwari said, “Driver Sunil had left Dadanagar area of Kanpur for Katni Madhya Pradesh with a truck loaded with tobacco chemical consignment. He was in the vehicle when four car-borne men barged into the truck’s cabin and beat him up.”
The officer said, “Later, the suspects forced him to sit in their car and snatched the truck keys from him, taking control of the vehicle.”
The four men then drove the truck towards Aung highway, dumped the truck driver by the road side and fled thereafter.
Sunil informed the transporter about the robbery and lodged the complaint. The police have registered a case under Section 394 (voluntarily causing harm while committing robbery) of the Indian Penal Code.
The police said they were working on some clues and would arrest the suspects as soon as possible. “Our investigation is in progress. Right now we are accessing CCTV footage from Toll plaza to zero-in on the robbers,” the police said.