Following a raid carried out by a team of District Transport Office, Barpeta, led by District Transport Officer (DTO) Gautam Das, a newly-constructed showroom of Poddar Car World in Pathsala was sealed.
The team was also accompanied by District Enforcement Officer Himangshu Das.
The showroom has been set up near the National Highway 31 in Pathsala under Bajali Sub-division of Barpeta district.
The DTO Gautam Das-led transport department team carried out the raid on a tip-off and enquired the manager of the showroom whether they had acquired any trade licence to run business in the town. But the manager could not produce any trade license before the transport department team after which the showroom was sealed by the team.
Talking to media persons at the showroom premises during the raid, DTO Das said, “On a tip-off, we made a sudden visit to the Poddar Car World’s showroom here. We talked to the manager of the showroom and enquired about whether they had any trade lincece to run business, but the manager on behalf of the owner of the showroom said that they had no licence.”
Das also said, “They have violated the rules under Motor Vehicle Act. We will inform the Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO), Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) and the State Transport Commissioner in this regard.”
He informed that no one can run any business without acquiring trade licence.
The DTO also informed that the owner of the showroom have not even applied for any trade licence.
Das further informed that without having any proper document to run the showroom, they also conducted interview of candidates to be employed in the showroom.
The DTO later sealed the showroom.
The district transport authority also told the media that the showroom authority has been asked to acquire proper documents for the showroom within a week otherwise they would take legal action.