A truck carrying cigarettes worth Rs 4.49 crore was stolen by miscreants near Nagharbavi Junction in Bengaluru on May 26. The incident came to light on May 30 after the truck driver, who was reportedly kidnapped, registered a complaint at the Chandra Layout police. The truck while nearing the Nagharbhavi junction was waylaid by four miscreants and the driver was bundled into their car, said the complaint.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>According to a report in The Hindu, the truck driver Radha Krishna was carrying the 13 tonnes cigarette consignment towards Kerala from Devanahalli. The truck driver while nearing Outer Ring road was overpowered by the four culprits and his hands and legs were tied. The gang is then alleged to have bundled him into their car at knife point.The complaint by Radha Krishna also said that the truck was hijacked early morning May 26 at around 4.30 am on the outer ring road. Radha Krishna after regaining consciousness tried to free himself and boarded a bus to the same spot where the truck was hijacked. After visiting the spot, he went directly to the Chandra Layout police and narrated the whole incident to them.The police have registered a case based on the complaint given by Radha Krishna on the missing truck and are carrying out investigations. The police have now formed special teams to nab the culprits. The neighbouring state police have also been alerted.

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Karnataka: Gang hijacks truck carrying cigarettes