Alleged Police fees collection forces SP to board a truck

[ Maksam Tayeng ]
PASIGHAT, Mar 20: The police manning the Raneghat, 2 Mile and Ruksin check gates in East Siang district have been alleged of illegal collection of entry and exit fees from vehicles, forcing the SP Pranav Tayal to board a truck incognito to find out the realities.
The alleged illegality by some police personnel deployed in those check gates was brought to the notice of the Superintendent of Police by Anchal Samity Member of Ayeng Village under Mebo Sub-Division, Apaying Perme during the anti-drug awareness programme at Ngopok village on Saturday.
The ultimate sufferers of this illegal practice by police were the poor passengers, Perme said. He said that because of the illegal practice, passenger vehicles charge extra fare from passengers.
Taking serious note of the allegation, the SP, along with OC of Pasighat Police Station Atan Taki travelled in a truck through Raneghat check gate from Mebo and returned to ascertain the allegation at ground level.
However, the police staff did not charge any fee from the truck, the OC said.
Reacting to the alleged illegalities, SP Pranav Tayal appealed to all to inform him on such illegal practices, if found, so that he could take prompt action against those erring police personnel.
Apart from action against erring cops, the SP said that measures are being taken to crack down reports of extortion in the name of donation by various organizations.

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