The police let him go after he claimed to be ‘Nayak’s’ man

Chittakula police arrested Nagendra Nagesh Talekar (21), lorry driver, for allegedly attacking an Excise official in the wee hours of Saturday at Majali check post on Karwar-Goa border.

The police initially let him go after Talekar claimed he was the “right hand man” of Madhav Nayak, president of Janashakthi Vedike. The driver also claimed that the 10-wheeler lorry belonged to Mr. Nayak.

Mr. Nayak said he came to know of the incident from an anonymous caller and he contacted the Superintendent of Police.

He said he did not own any lorry and the driver had misused his name. The president of the vedike later filed a complained in this regard at Karwar Town Police Station.

According to police officers, the 10-wheeler lorry was stopped by the police and Excise officials for routine check at the check post. They suspected that the lorry was transporting illegal liquor from Goa to Karwar. But the driver allegedly objected to this. After that, an argument broke out between the officials and Talekar.

It is reported that Talekar, in a fit of rage, allegedly kicked an Excise official and threatened him of dire consequences and dropped Nayak’s name. After that, he was reportedly let go.

On instruction from the SP, Chittakula police filed another FIR against Talekar, and arrested him in the evening.