Onion-laden truck hijacked on Delhi-Jaipur highway
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With the price of onions skyrocketing, highway robbers in Rajasthan have now taken to looting onions apart from jewellery, cash and vehicles. Early on Sunday, a truck with 40 tonnes of onions was hijacked by highway robbers on the Delhi-Jaipur national highway.
Around 10 am on Sunday, three highway robbers hijacked a truck transporting onions near Shahpura village on the Delhi-Jaipur highway. The robbers, who were in a red-beacon vehicle, stopped the truck and accused the driver of hitting their vehicle. They demanded compensation and argued with the driver and the cleaner and when both of them got off the truck, the robbers fled with the truck.
The police, however, managed to find the truck in a deserted spot but the three robbers fled from the spot. The truck was released from a local court on Monday and completed its journey to Meerut thereafter.
Meanwhile following in the footsteps of the Delhi government, the state government has issued a notification that onions will be made available at Rs 35 a kg at all cooperative stores in the seven divisional headquarters in the state.