Truck carrying onions worth Rs 22 lakh found empty in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri, police register a case

  • Amid soaring onion prices, a trader claimed on Thursday that his consignment of the bulb, worth Rs 20 to 22 lakh, has possibly been stolen

  • The truck had left Nashik on 11 November and was supposed to reach Gorakpur on 22 November

  • Onion prices are ruling in the region of Rs 100 per kg in Madhya Pradesh at present

Shivpuri: Amid soaring onion prices, a trader claimed on Thursday that his consignment of the bulb, worth Rs 20 to 22 lakh, has possibly been stolen.

 Truck carrying onions worth Rs 22 lakh found empty in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri, police register a case

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The truck carrying 40 tons of onions, on the way from Nashik in Maharashtra to Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, was found in Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.

The truck had left Nashik on 11 November and was supposed to reach Gorakpur on 22 November, but it never reached its destination, said Prem Chand Shukla, a wholesaler who had shipped the consignment.

Shukla approached district Superintendent of Police Rajesh Singh Chandel, requesting him to look into the case.

Onion prices are ruling in the region of Rs 100 per kg in Madhya Pradesh at present. "We will register a case and arrest the culprits," the SP told reporters.

The empty truck was found parked in Tendu police station area, he said, adding that the transporter was a local person.

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Updated Date: Nov 28, 2019 23:54:06 IST