Jam-buster probe report is ready

Action is likely to be taken against officials responsible for mismanagement in the functioning of jam-buster vehicles.

By Our Correspondent in Patna
  • Published 29.12.17
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Patna: Action is likely to be taken against officials responsible for mismanagement in the functioning of jam-buster vehicles.

Patna divisional commissioner Anand Kishor had set up an inquiry committee after complaints that the vehicles were towing away even correctly parked cars and two-wheelers, and the report is likely to be made public in the next two-three days.

The report was expected to be submitted within 20 days, but it's been more than one-and-half month.

"The probe report has been prepared and we have also taken the feedback of the common people," Patna senior superintendent police (SSP) Manu Maharaj, who is heading the five-member probe team, said when asked.

"I think within one or two days, the report would be submitted to the official concerned," he added.

The probe team also includes city superintendent of police (central) D. Amarkesh, divisional commissioner secretary K.N. Singh, district transport officer Ajay Kumar Thakur and a deputy superintendent police-rank officer from the office of Patna zone inspector-general of police N.H. Khan. "Different documents related to the jam busters were being checked apart from people's opinion," Kishor said.

"We have got all the aspects in the probe about the usage of jam busters. If there were any lapses in the functioning of the jam busters, they will be fixed." He added: "On the recommendation of the probe committee, action would taken against officials if they are found responsible in any mismanagement of the jam busters."

The report will be submitted to IG Khan and Kishor.

The Patna traffic police had launched the jam-buster service in August last year to check rampant unauthorised parking in the state capital.

However, many residents had complained about rude behaviour of the vehicle-towing staff and alleged that correctly parked vehicles were being towed away.

A total of 12 jam-buster trucks were deployed, and on average each truck towed around 10 to 15 cars and around 40 to 50 bikes every day and slapped fines of Rs 750 (for four-wheelers) and Rs 345 (for two-wheelers).