Vehicle ‘hijacked’ in Kathua, recovered from Nehru Market in Jammu

Hunt on to nab two absconding suspects

Sarvjeet Singh
Kathua, April 30: Panic gripped in Kathua after two unidentified ‘suspicious’ persons decamped with a vehicle from Haria Chak area.
Sources said that two unidentified persons hired a tavera vehicle being driven by Mohammed Sadiq of Qamarwari. However, after passing some distance, they pushed the driver out from the vehicle and decamped with the vehicle near Mukhandpur Camp.
Sadiq used to ply his vehicle on Srinagar route. The duo convinced him that they want to hire the vehicle for a marriage ceremony in Kathua following which the driver trusted them and went alongwith them.
“They forced driver to stop at an isolated place in Haria Chak before fleeing with the vehicle,” said the sources, adding that the driver told police that the accused persons also used an ATM and gave him Rs 1000 rupee.
As the driver failed to locate his vehicle, sources said, he approached Haria Chak police post informing police about two suspicious persons following which an alert was sounded and all the police stations were informed about the alleged ‘hijacking’ of vehicle including Punjab.
Immediately, massive searches were started in all the areas especially along the International Border to trace the vehicle and two suspicious persons.
Police got information from Nehru Market area in Jammu City on Sunday morning from a police team that they have traced the allegedly ‘hijacked’ vehicle bearing registration number (JK01T-8607), while it was abandoned by the two suspicious persons.
Police have started investigation under section 382 of RPC and also sought videos from the CCTIV camera of the area to ascertain identity of the two suspicious persons.

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