Surat: A couple of days after a drive by police in south Gujarat against the trucks found violating traffic rules on highways, the transporters association has alleged that cops don’t register their complaint of loot incidents.
On Wednesday, Surat Textile Goods Transport Association (STGTA) alleged that police did not register the complaint of some loot incidents that took place from moving trucks on highways in Navsari and Valsad.
However, police claimed that the transporters are miffed due to the action taken against them.
“Navsari police did not register a complaint in a February 26 incident in which 139 textile parcels were looted by some robbers near Boriyach toll plaza. The driver too was kidnapped,” claimed Yuvraj Desle, president of STGTA.
Desle further alleged, “Similarly, goods were looted in three incidents on Chikhli-Saputara highway when the drivers slowed down near railway crossing. But no complaint was registered by the police.”
Meanwhile, senior police officials claim that the transporters are not ready to follow the instructions to prevent any crime. “Police held a couple of meetings with transporters and they have been instructed to follow some guidelines, but they are not doing so. Police will look into their concerns and take actions,” said Rajkumar Pandian, range IGP, Surat.
Police have asked transporters to instruct the truck drivers not to stop anywhere on the highway during the night even if someone tries to stop them as a government officer without a uniform. They should stop only at hotels where proper lighting and CCTV coverage is available.