The Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the Haryana government to file its reply on an application filed by Gurgaon toll plaza operator, Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity. The company submitted a plea that the Haryana police was unnecessarily harassing company officials and in an illegal manner opening the boom barrier to allow vehicles to pass without paying toll.
The matter came up for hearing before the division bench comprising justice MM Kumar and justice Alok Singh on Monday, which, while issuing notices to the state government, directed the officials concerned to file their reply before May 2.
The petitioner (toll operator) alleged that under the garb of the high court’s directions on the petitioner’s plea - for not harassing and not stopping vehicles at the toll plaza unnecessarily, resulting in long queues - the police had now started opening the boom barrier forcibly many a times. This had resulted in huge losses to them.