Odisha: HC Upholds Order of Transport Commissioner Eliminating Entry of Middlemen to RTOs

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court has upheld the order of Transport Commissioner eliminating the entry of middlemen/agents to RTOs.
This has been informed by the State Transport Authority (STA), Odisha.

As per the directions of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to free the RTOs from the influence of middlemen/agents, Transport Commissioner had issued instruction on 27.09.2019 to all RTOs prohibiting entry of middlemen and agents to the Regional transport offices, the STA said.

RTOs were instructed to seek assistance of local police. The temporary structures erected near the RTO offices were removed. Police Department arrested more than 150 middlemen/agents causing disturbances in RTOs.

The middlemen/agents had filed writ petition in the High Court challenging the order of Transport Commissioner to prohibit their entry into RTO office.

The HC has dismissed the writ petition filed by the middlemen/agents and upheld the order of the Transport Commissioner eliminating middlemen/agents from the RTO premises, the STA added.

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