Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said that the present government will not tolerate the ‘syndicate raj’ and the middlemen, who forcibly collect money from trucks entering the state.
The government is also keeping an eye so that narcotics could not enter the state through the Assam-Tripura border.
Deb on Wednesday visited Churaibari Modern Border check post along the Assam-Tripura border in North Tripura.
The chief minister said that various complaints have been received about this check post.
He instructed the officials to monitor the situation through CCTV footage so that no vehicle can enter the state with any kind of narcotics.
Trucks and passenger vehicles mainly enter the state through the Churaibari check post.
Expressing doubts over the number of vehicles fined in the financial year 2020-21, the chief minister wanted to know on what parameters the fine was collected from the vehicles.
He directed the officers of the state sales tax department and those in charge of the checkpoints to conduct checks in a modern manner by using cargo truck scanners.
The chief minister also emphasized digitization of checkpoints including single-window service.
He also directed the authorities to ensure that no freight vehicles enter the state illegally and they are do not divert fines.
Deb also reprimanded some officials on discovering some mismanagement at the check points and said that no slackness will be tolerated at the check post.
Deb also expressed dissatisfaction with the role of the police station concerned.
“The administration has been directed to take action by identifying the officials who are facing allegations of misconduct,” he said.