Stolen truck with 580 sacks of rice recovered, four arrested

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Samisragudem police arrested four people on March 17 for allegedly driving away a truck laden with rice parked at the Godown of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in the village of Kata Koteswaram, West Godavari district.

Kovvur, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) B. Srinath, announced this to journalists here on Saturday, saying that special teams had been formed with the police in Nidadavole, Chagallu and Samisragudem to investigate the case.

Following a lead, a team arrested M. Satyanarayana, M. Raju, K. Anand Babu and Ch. Madhu Babu, natives of West Godavari district, in a rice mill on the outskirts of Samisragudem village on Saturday.

Police retrieved the truck, 580 bags of rice, £ 3.80 lakh in cash, all valued at Rs. 22.82 lakh, the DSP said. The defendant along with the seized material would be produced in the Nidadavole court, Mr Srinath said.

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