Ulhasnagar: A businessman has egg all over his face. Dogged by bad debts, he organised the loot of 141,000 eggs from a truck that was waylaid while it was heading from Hyderabad to Ambernath. Along with accomplices, the businessman waylaid the truck, beat up the driver and its owner and fled away with 4,700 trays of eggs (each tray contains 30 eggs).
The loot happened in Thane on November 18 and the eggs were to be supplied to a wholesaler. The police said that as the truck reached a T circle on the Ambernath-Badlapur Road, the looters intercepted the truck by parking their car in the middle of the road. Four men got out of the car and asked the driver, Mohammad Sheikh, and his son Muzzamil, to disembark. They were assaulted and hustled into the car. The father-son duo was later dumped near Titwala.
The accused then fled away with the truck, along with the consignment of eggs estimated to be worth Rs 5 lakh. Mohammed approached the police and filed a complaint. Acting upon it, the Thane crime branch’s Unit 4 started investigating the case. Three teams were formed to nab the accused.
On a tipoff that the miscreants could be nabbed from Mahapoli village in Bhiwandi, a trap was laid and one Sadas was apprehended. “During interrogation, he revealed that he, along with three of his associates, committed the crime, as they had to repay a debt they had incurred in their business,” said Deoraj, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Thane crime branch.