Nagaland: Dimapur check gates examined to stem illegal money collection | Kohima News

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Nagaland: Dimapur check gates examined to stem illegal money collection | Kohima News


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DIMAPUR: A team, constituted by Dimapur deputy commissioner Rajesh Soundarajan, inspected various check gates in Dimapur on Saturday to examine that no unauthorized check gate is functional and no case of illegal collection of money takes place at the permitted gates. The development came two days after the Nagaland government ordered the closure of all check gates, except the existing inter-state check gates, in the state to crack down on illegal collection of money from vehicles on roads.
The inspection team was led by Dimapur additional deputy commissioner Atokhe Aye. During the inspection, Aye asked those in charge of check gates to strictly follow the order issued by the state government.
The state government said though it had issued several directives in the past to curb illegal collection of money from vehicles, complaints by several organizations, groups, government agencies and individuals continued to pour in. It ordered that the check gates set up by the departments, including municipal and town councils, will also be immediately closed throughout the state, except the interstate ones, which may function till May 31. From next month, the gates will be operational only after obtaining specific approval from the home department.
The deputy commissioner in every district had been asked to constitute an inspection team comprising ADC (HQ), additional SP or additional DCP, district transport officer, and district public relations officer to ensure that no check gate remains functional on any road in the district in violation of the order.
It said the team will move with a strong force to be provided by the respective SP or DCP, and regularly conduct surprise inspections to check if any unauthorized check gate is functional. In the event of any such gate being found, including by private groups, individuals, all persons manning the gates will be prosecuted under sections 188 and 384 IPC, the government order said.
“Disciplinary proceedings will also be initiated by the department concerned against the government servants found involved, if any. Further, prompt steps shall be taken to dismantle and remove the unauthorized check gates put up by any department, local authority or organization,” it said .

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