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Mobile Inspector loots several vehicles, Case Registered against
[Note: The places mentioned in this report are all near Bodhgaya and
nor far from the location of the proposed Maitreya statue:-PGF.]
Sherghati (Gaya), 5 April. Today with the cooperation of Sherghati,
Dobhi and Barachatti police at eleven o'clock cleared a night long traffic
jam which was a protest by lorry drivers against the forceful extortion
of funds from truck drivers under the guise of checking vehicles on
the G.T. road in the Dobhi police precinct. Meanwhile at the time of
this report being written the truck drivers were registering a case
agains the Mobile Police Inspector Naresh Yadav at Dobhi police station.
The said office has absconded.
Dobhi police station sources said that during the last two days under
the guise of vehicle checking in the Dobhi and Baracatti precinct areas
Mobile Inspector Naresh Yadav had been extorting money from truck drivers.
Last night also near the Dobhi bypass the said Mobile Inspector had
snatched 20 thousand rupees from one driver, ten thousand from another
and three thousand from another. On some drivers refusing to give money
the original papers of their vehicles were taken from them by force.
The said Inspector had brought some other people with him to do this
work. In protest in the extortion of funds by Mobile Inspector Naresh
Yadav last night at about half past one the suffering drivers parked
two or three trucks end to end on the G.T. road to block the road. They
also informed the police station in the night of the seizing of their
money and documents by the Inspector.
Police sources said that once the complaint came to light that a case
was being registered against the Mobile Inspector. But the said inspector
had not presented himself to the police. The police from Dobhi, Baracatti
and and Sherghati reasoned with the drivers and by 11 o'clock the jam
It is notable that the harrasment of truck drivers by Mobile Inspectors
has also previously been brought to light.