Police recovers hijacked minitruck

SILCHAR, Sept 14: A mini truck bearing registration No. AS-11-AC-2079 belonging to Sabir Uddin Barbhuiya of Didarkhush grant under Lakhipur police station was hijacked early this morning from near his residence by two persons and driven down inside the jungleof Labankhal in the bordering areas of Assam-Manipur. A police party of Jirighat police station led by O/C CS Kama, ASI P Kumar and constable M Saha could locate the truck on the basis of the FIR filed by Sabir Uddin Barbhuiya at Lakhipur police station. On being alerted, the police party on their routine patrolling of NH 53 connecting Silchar with Imphal was on track of the hijacked mini truck.
The police party found two persons inside the jungle who took to the driver's seat tampering with the vehicle. On seeing them, both fled into the deep jungle, but were chased and caught with the help of village defence party. It was then discovered that the original number plate was changed to MZ-01-F-7514. The hijackers were identified as Farooq Ahmed Laskar(23) of Mohanpur, West, Part-I and Afzal Hussain Barbhuiya (24) of Amjurghat under Sonai police station.
From their possession two mobile sets were recovered, besides one driving license. Their objective was to take the vehicle to Manipurfor sale. Further interrogation wasgoing on at Lakhipur police station where both the culprits were taken. (SentinelAssam)

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