HC asks top cop to submit report on rogue auto-rickshaw drivers
The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday asked the Deputy Commissioner (North) to prepare and submit a report on the traffic violation by some auto-rickshaw drivers on the Sinthi-Dum Dum route.
High Court has asked the police to submit a detailed report within March 21. A case was registered in the court where it was said that some of the auto-rickshaw driver on Sinthi-Dum Dum route were harassing the passengers and charging them exorbitantly.
The court also asked the police to take steps against the auto-rickshaw drivers who were plying their vehicles without a proper permit.
In a case registered at High Court, it was alleged that police were not taking action against the illegal plying of vehicles.
It may be mentioned that there had been quite a number of incidents in which the passengers were heckled and beaten up by the auto-rickshaw drivers in the city. Few days ago a passenger was beaten up by an auto-rickshaw driver at Ultadanga.
The auto-rickshaw drivers are often accused of misbehaving with the passengers and in most of the cases action was not being taken against the accused, alleged the commuters.
During night time, the auto-rickshaw driver were carrying more than four passengers and charging exorbitant fare.
If someone protests, the drivers turn abusive. The picture was quite common in the city.
The court asked deputy commissioner to conduct a detailed investigation into the auto-menace in Dum Dum-Sinthi section.
The police have been asked to ensure the passenger safety and slap fines on the vehicles carrying more than four passengers.
It was learnt that many cases were earlier lodged at High Court in this regard.