From a Correspondent
JORHAT, July 6: An overloaded truck laden with coal which started from Tuli in galand through Jorhat was caught by Jorhat Police and was later handed over to the enforcement department of the District Transport Office which in turn levied a huge fine that generated government revenue.
The truck bearing registration number AS 09 C 5088 was found with a total tare weight of 19 metric tonnes, instead of the permissible limit of 9 metric tonne. Later after levying a tax of Rs 1,000 per tonne and a pelty fine of Rs 3,000, totaling Rs 13,000, the excess load was unloaded on to another truck (AS 03 AC 0392) and was released in the evening after proper weight and measure.
However, some officers of the enforcement branch were reluctant to disclose details to jourlists even after realizing government revenue and rather seemed offended for the unnecessary harassment in the wake of the police action that led to the loading/unloading process, besides weight and measure of the trucks. While some sources in the DTO office on condition of anonymity said, “The enforcement branch gets a good share for allowing the overload trade.”