Two toll workers force motorists to pay, land in jail

Two toll workers force motorists to pay, land in jail

Two toll employees at Sirhol toll plaza on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway were arrested for charging illegally from motorists, police said on Friday.

Sanjay, an employee with the Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited, the expressway’s contractor company, and Jacky, an employee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi deployed on toll-duty, were arrested late on Thursday night for forcibly charging toll fee from commuters.

“They were charging Rs 21 from the car drivers,” investigating officer Arun Kumar said.

People threatened

“They threatened people who refused to pay the fee. We have booked them under section 384 of the Indian Penal Code. Some more arrests are in the offing,” added Kumar.

The case was registered on the complaint of Delhi’s Kamal Verma. Kamal is a building contractor and was returning from a construction site here to his residence.
He was at first asked to pay Rs 21 as toll fee. But then, instead of Rs 21, a Rs 500 currency note was snatched from his wallet.

Ruckus

After this, commuters created a ruckus on the expressway. “We recovered Rs 3,500 from Sanjay and Jacky. We are investigating the case keeping DGSCL’s big bosses in mind,” DCP (west) Surender Pal Singh said.

The accused were produced in the court of the chief judicial magistrate and were remanded to judicial custody.

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