Tahsildar retracts claim on attempt to run him over

Tahsildar retracts claim on attempt to run him over

The Hoovinahadagali tahsildar has retracted his statement that the driver of a sand-laden truck attempted to run over his jeep while patrolling the banks of Tungabhadra river to prevent illegal sand mining.

Deputy Commissioner Samir Shukla told Deccan Herald on Thursday that the tahsildar Vishwanath had given it in writing denying the incident.

“Vishwanath has given it in writing that such an incident did not happen. He has denied that the truck driver attempted to kill him by ramming his vehicle to the jeep,” the deputy commissioner said.

The tahsildar, in his complaint to Hoovinahadagali police on Thursday has stated that the driver did not stop the vehicle despite being flagged down. On Wednesday, he had claimed that the truck driver attempted to run over his jeep. The police have registered a case and formed a team to trace the driver, who fled taking cover in the darkness abandoning the vehicle.

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