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‘Instalments were due’: Unnao truck owner on blackening number plate

The truck owner said he will tell the investigation agency that he had painted the number plate for avoiding seizure of the vehicle as instalments were due.

india Updated: Aug 04, 2019 18:51 IST
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Lucknow
On Friday, the CBI had constituted an additional team of 20 investigating officers to assist in the probe into the accident. (HT Photo)
On Friday, the CBI had constituted an additional team of 20 investigating officers to assist in the probe into the accident. (HT Photo)

Devender Kishore Pal, owner of the truck which collided with the car the Unnao rape survivor was travelling to Raebareli in, said he is unaware who expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar is.

Pal was summoned to the CBI office in Lucknow for investigation in connection with the July 28 accident which left the rape survivor and her lawyer grievously injured, and two of her aunts dead.

Speaking to ANI, Pal said, “I have no connection with the MLA or any of his people, there is no conspiracy. I neither have any knowledge of the occupants of the car, what happened was just an accident, it was raining and the vehicle lost balance and hit the car, there is nothing more.”

Pal also said he will tell the investigation agency that he had painted the number plate for avoiding seizure of the vehicle as instalments were due.

“I had not deposited the instalments which were due for the truck, and so a seizure notice for the vehicle was out, I had therefore asked for the number plate to be painted black for avoiding getting caught by the police and having to pay fines,” he claimed.

“I have the notices sent to me for overdue instalments and I will show them to the officials once I am inside,” he added.

Pal claimed the driver and conductor were working with him for the past four months and two years, respectively, and they were known to him too.

On Friday, the CBI had constituted an additional team of 20 investigating officers to assist in the probe into the accident.

The victim and her lawyer are currently undergoing treatment in Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)