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DHANUSHA: Police have recovered an oil tanker belonging to Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) which was reportedly hijacked from Lahan of Siraha district on Sunday night.
The tanker – Na 4 Kha 4163 — was found near Ramaiyama of Dhanusha district.
According to DIG Pradyumna Karki, Province 2 Police Chief, the tanker was recovered empty some 10 km south of Dhalkebar on Tuesday night.
It has yet to be ascertained who was behind the hijack.
The truck was heading toward Biratnagar with 20,000 liters of diesel from Amalekhgunj.
Police have suspected that truck driver Ram Dev Yadav and his assistant Umesh Yadav might have hands in the hijacking drama. Police have arrested both the driver and his assistant for investigation.