The current “tomato theft” that had left Bangalore in a kingdom of intrigue has subsequently been solved.

The culprits in the back of the bold act became out to be an not likely pair: a husband and wife, now underneath arrest for their involvement within the hijacking of a truck loaded with tomatoes.

The accused, recognized as M Bhaskaran (38) and Sindhuja (35), took the stolen tomatoes to Tamil Nadu, where they controlled to sell the entire load for a extraordinary sum of Rs 1.6 lakh.

The incident occurred on the night time of July 8 whilst the truck motive force, Shivanna, reached the RMC Yard police station to whinge about the theft.

Shivanna recounted that unidentified people forcibly took control of his mini-items automobile, which become wearing an ample 210 trays of tomatoes that have been destined for delivery from Hiriyur in Chitradurga to Kolar.

The miscreants engaged in a heated argument with Shivanna, alleging that his vehicle had collided with their Mahindra Xylo close to the Goraguntepalya junction.

In a brazen try to extort compensation, they demanded a outstanding Rs 50,000 immediate. When Shivanna refused to conform, the daring thieves resorted to their next path of motion – riding away with the tomato-encumbered truck.

At first, the police suspected the incident to be a end result of avenue rage.

Consequently, an in depth manhunt was initiated, and CCTV pictures became analyzed to become aware of the automobile and suspects involved.

As the investigation advanced, the police found that the hijackers had taken the stolen truck all the way to Vaniyambadi in Tamil Nadu.

To evade detection, they had craftily tampered with their personal car’s variety plate.

The thieves, but, forgot to alter the wide variety plate of the stolen truck, which was conspicuously towing the Mahindra Xylo. This led the police nab the culprits.

According to police, they combed through greater than two hundred CCTV recordings and engage with nearby communities in various elements of Tamil Nadu before effectively last in at the suspects.

Police, meanwhile are in search of two extra individuals, Kumar and Mahesh from Bengaluru, who are believed to have assisted Bhaskaran in his nefarious activities. It has also come to light that Bhaskaran is a pro criminal with a history of ten cases registered towards him, together with theft, theft, and residence burglary in various places across Tamil Nadu.

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