The APMC police claimed to have solved the mystery of a small blast in a truck in APMC’s fruits market on Saturday night. A total of five persons were involved in crime and business rivalry with the truck driver is said to be the main reason.
While four accused have already been arrested, one of the accused involved in the crime had injured in the fire and he has been admitted to a hospital in Koparkhairane.
According to police, they used petrol bombs to set fire in the truck that created panic in the market as there was a huge explosion.
According to the police, the accused Abbas Khan and his son Sohail Khan, 25, had personal enmity with the driver of the truck, Raj Kumar Yadav, 36, due to some business-related disputes. Khan had also threatened Yadav a couple of times to take revenge.
Suresh Mengde, deputy commissioner of police of zone 1 said, “In the early hours of Saturday, the father-son duo went to the market and set the truck on fire which was parked there. They used petrol in the crime and the fire spread so fast that Abbas himself suffered minor burns. They later ran away from the spot.” Later they admitted Abbas to a private hospital in Koparkhairane.
Mengde added that son Khan’s three friends were also involved in the crime and they have also been arrested. They have been identified as Aftab Khan, 20, Nizamuddin Khan,20, and Tausif Khan, 20.
The police have booked all of them under sections 120 (B), 141, 143, 149, and section 3 of the Explosive Substance act 1908. They were presented before the court where they have been sent to police custody till July 9.