Mangaluru, March 2: A truck which was alleged of transporting rice illegally was waylaid by the members of a right-wing group near Maroli in the city and was handed over to the cops on Monday March 2nd.
It is said, after learning about the alleged illegality, the outfit members had kept a watch on the government-run godown at Maroli and on Monday, they waylaid the truck immediately after it moved from the godown. The outfit alleged that the load of rice was transported in the truck without any valid documents such as bill.
It is learnt that the truck driver allegedly offered Rs 25,000 to the outfit activists, which they refused, he had hiked the amount to Rs 50,000; but still they rejected it, said the sources. Later they handed over the truck along with the driver to Kadri cops.
The cops who took the truck to the police station, found 60 bags of rice in it after inspection. The truck driver has been detained. It is learnt that the rice was being transported to Bantwal.
It is said that as the rear end of the truck was covered, it had aroused suspicions.
Food and civil supplies officer Sharnabasappa said that the rice was being transported to the Anganwadi centres for supply and the driver who possessed trade licence had misplaced the bill.