The four persons arrested last night while trying to rob a truck plying along the Panaji-Ponda highway were found to be actually jail guards attacked to the Aguada Jail. The four had assaulted the truck driver on Saturday night in an attempt to rob the truck.
The jail guards – Ankush Naik, Vishal Naik, Keshav Gawas and Dinesh Warang, were arrested at 2.30 a.m by the Ponda Police as they assaulted the driver and tried to steal his truck at Kundai , said Police Inspector C L Patil.
The four dressed in black T-shirts and pants tried to flee on two motorcycles when the police control vehicle arrived at the scene where they were trying to steal the truck. However, after a frantic chase, the police managed to nab all four persons, who they were surprised to discover were jail guards.
According to the truck driver, the four assaulted him after he refused to hand over the money and mobile phone that was with him.