Goa`s check post remains unmanned; DIG order confuses cops
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 23:23
Panaji: Goa's vital check post bordering neighbouring Maharashtra was left unmanned for around four hours today, as the police officers misinterpreted an order by Goa Director General of Police.

The post at Patradevi was dismantled after DGP B S Bassi ordered that the regular checking on all the state borders will stop from today onwards to avoid inconvenience to the vehicle drivers.

Interestingly, few hours after the order, the officers attached to Patradevi check post vacated the post. It was only after Deputy Inspector General of Police Ravindra Yadav informed them to set it back, the activities re-started.

Yadav said that the regular checking at all the state's borders was stopped to avoid harassment caused to the innocent vehicle drivers. "We are not abandoning the check posts. There will be random checking in place of regular one," the DIG stated.

He said that the suspicious vehicles would be thoroughly checked. "We want to have element of surprise in the checking," Yadav added.

The state is guarded by check posts installed at borders like Patradevi, Polem, Mollem and Nhaybag, which checks the vehicles entering from neighbouring Maharashtra and Karnataka states.

The affairs of state's borders were under scanner after surprise raids by police department twice in the past had found its constables demanding bribe from the vehicles and harassing them.

The DIG, when questioned about the corruption at the check posts, refused to comment on them.


First Published: Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 23:23

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