New Delhi: A day after a truck driver was beaten to death by the RTO officials in Chandauli, the Uttar Pradesh Transport Union on Tuesday set a 24-hour deadline for the authorities to nab the officials guilty in the case.
The transport union leaders have also threatened to go on an indefinite strike if the guilty officials are not punished at the earliest.
Hundreds of angry villagers on Monday blocked the vehicular movement on National Highway No-2 in Chandauli and clashed with police after a truck driver Anant Lal Gupta was beaten to death following his refusal to give bribe to the RTO officials.
Anant was intercepted by the RTO officials, who were on routine checking at the NH-2 in Chandauli led by ARTO Radeshyam, who demanded a bribe to let off his truck.
Following his refusal, Anant was then beaten severely till his death. Anant’s death infuriated other truck drivers, who were joined by locals in protesting the police action.
The situation soon turned out of control, when the police resorted to lathi charge to disperse the angry mob blocking the vehicular movement at the NH-2. Angry mob clashed with policemen and both sides sustained severe injuries.
Taking advantage of the situation, the accused ARTO Radheyshyam and his colleagues fled from the scene.
A case had been registered in connection with the case and police have begun looking into the matter. However, the accused officials are still at large.