CHANDIGARH: Continue to crack the whip towards wrongdoings within the division, the Minister’s Flying Squad constituted by Punjab Transport Minister S. Laljit Singh Bhullar, has caught a driver red-handed pilfering 5 litres of diesel and two conductors embezzling ticket cash in addition to reporting 5 buses plying on unscheduled routes throughout previous week-long checking and raids.
Disclosing this right here on Tuesday, S. Laljit Singh Bhullar mentioned that Minister’s Flying Squad has apprehended driver Charanjit Singh of Bus No. PB-10-DM 8073 of Ludhiana Depot from Sri Jhar Sahib red-handed for pilfering diesel from his bus. Five litres of diesel was recovered from him through the raid.
He mentioned that equally, the flying squad carried out checking at Kairana (Uttar Pradesh) and held Lakhwinder Singh, conductor of Bus No. PB-65-BB 8852 of Chandigarh depot for not issuing tickets to the passengers regardless of accumulating Rs.845 from them. Likewise, driver Lakhwinder Singh and conductor Satnam Singh of Bus No. PB-02-EG 4398 of Punjab Roadways/Punbus Patti Depot have additionally been reported for not stopping bus at Khamanon bus stand forsaking eight passengers at bus stand and inflicting monetary lack of Rs.510 to the division.
The Cabinet Minister mentioned that aside from this, throughout checking, buses no. PB-06-BB 3756 and PB-06 BB 5356 at Khanna, bus no. PB-02-EG 1037 at Sirhind, bus no. PB-06 BC 0206 at Goraya and bus no. PB-46M 9304 at Uccha Pind discovered plying on unscheduled routes throughout checking.
Cabinet Minister S. Laljit Singh Bhullar instructed the officers of the division to take disciplinary motion towards the drivers and conductors inflicting loss to the state exchequer.