NELLORE: A suspected inter-state robber gang stole mobile phones worth Rs 4.8 crore after hijacking a container truck near Dagadarthi on National Highway 16 on Tuesday night. The incident came to light after the driver of the container truck lodged a complaint with police.
According to police, the container truck bearing registration number DL1 M6297 was transporting mobile phones from a manufacturing unit in Sri City at Tada to Kolkata. When the truck reached Dagadarthi mandal, the gang members who followed the vehicle in a car and a lorry, intercepted it. After attacking the driver, they pushed him out of the vehicle and hijacked the truck. The gang later loaded the consignment of mobile phones into another vehicle. After abandoning the truck at a dhaba in Gowravaram, the gang left with the consignment of mobile phones. The driver who found the truck at the dhaba later, with the help of some other drivers, approached Dagadarthi police and lodged a complaint.