Regional transport office (RTO) officials in Ghaziabad have finally decided to take a tough stand against touts operating outside their office.
On Tuesday, the Ghaziabad police chief had said that his department had not received any complaints against touts and would act only after transport officials forwarded a police complaint to them.
On July 20, regional transport officials had received an application for and later issued a driving licence in the name of Mohd Fasih. This was done with the help of a fake voter ID card and fake school certificates.
When RTO officials came to know about the faux pas, they cancelled the licence on August 9 and forwarded a police complaint for an FIR on August 25. The fake certificates were suspected to be the work of touts operating outside the RTO office.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Prashant Kumar had told HT that his department would act against touts if RTO officials filed a complaint.
Regional transport official VK Singh on Wednesday told Hindustan Times that they would soon file complaints against the operation of touts.
“We have held meetings wxith senior police officials and will file complaints against touts soon. We wish to come down on them heavily,” Singh added.
After the incident, three RTO officials were suspended for negligence and an inquiry report was forwarded to transport department officials in Lucknow.