BONGAIGAON, Aug 25 - A team of Bongaigaon police has nabbed two accused from Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, and recovered the truck which was sold after they killed its driver Devendra Kumar in Assam�s Bongaigaon district in July last.
The accused have been identified as Manprit Singh (29) and Arvind Singh (51), both are the residents of Punjab and were engaged as truck drivers in Assam.
Driver Devendra Kumar had reached Tinsukia carrying goods in his truck bearing registration number HP 72B4402 from Himachal Pradesh before the Covid-induced nationwide lockdown was enforced.
Devendra got acquainted with Manprit and Arvind and with their help he got transport work within Assam during the lockdown period. But from July 8, Devendra�s wife found his husband�s mobile phone switched off despite repeated efforts. Soon after she filed an online missing report of her husband with the Bongaigaon Police Station.
After proper inquiry, the Bongaigaon police could trace the location of the accused Manprit and Arvind. A police team had left for Chhattisgarh on August 21 and nabbed the duo with the help of Chhattisgarh counterparts and also recovered the truck from Raipur. The police team had returned to Bongaigaon yesterday along with the accused.