Main accused behind missing of explosives-laden trucks held

Police on Sunday arrested the main accused behind the missing of over 60 explosives-laden trucks when they were on their way to Madhya Pradesh from Rajasthan.

Updated: Sep 06, 2010, 00:35 AM IST

Sagar (MP): Police on Sunday arrested the main accused behind the missing of over 60 explosives-laden trucks when they were on their way to Madhya Pradesh from Rajasthan.

"We have arrested the main accused Devendra Singh Thakur, who carried a reward of Rs 10,000 on his head," Superintendent of Police V K Suryavanshi told reporters here.

Thakur was arrested from Sadari village of the district near here, he said.

This is the sixth arrest in connection with the disappearance of explosives-laden trucks.

Earlier, Rajasthan and MP police had arrested Shivcharan Heda, his wife Deepa, Jaikisan Aswani, Gopal Shakyawar and Rajendra Choubey in connection with the case, police said.

Around 61 Madhya Pradesh-bound trucks loaded with explosives and gelatin sticks worth Rs 1.30 crore went missing on its way to Sagar in August.

The trucks carrying around of 600 tonnes of explosives were sent from Rajasthan Explosives and Chemicals Limited in Dholpur to a trading company Ganesh Magazine in Sagar, IG Anvesh Manglam (Sagar) told a news agency.

The vanishing act happened in a period of four months between April to July, he said.

PTI