Dharwad, Aug 17: A truck driver who was siphoning off relief materials sent to flood victims was caught by villagers in Dharwad district.
Kashimsab Holi, a native of Kallur village in Dharwad taluk and a resident of Uppinebetageri village was hired by a private TV channelto carry relief materials from Bengaluru to Gokak in Belagavi district.
After reaching Gokak, he allegedly unloaded only part of the consignment and brought the remaining materials to his rented house in Uppinabetageri. The villagers had got suspicious about the consignment being unloaded and stocked in his house.
He was hired for a similar trip again. During his second trip with relief materials to Gokak, he did the same and brought part of the consignment to his house in Uppinabetageri on Thursday. This time the villagers caught him and summoned police.
Garag police interrogated Kashimsab and registered a case after gram panchayat president Mahaveer Astagi and others lodged a complaint.
Truck driver siphoning off relief materials caught