JORABAT, March 6 - A truck (AS 25 B 3691) carrying around 100 sacks of illegal tobacco and some CI sheets was today stopped on the National Highway 37 by members of the People Welfare Forum (PWF) and the All Assam Unnayan Parishad (AAUP), leading to its seizure by police.
The activists stopped the Hojai-bound vehicle on NH-37 stretch at Panitanki village near Jorabat under Jorabat Police Outpost and then informed the police. The organisations also lodged an FIR at the Jorabat Police Outpost.
The in-charge of the outpost, Mridul Borah, later informed this correspondent that the truck has since been handed over to the Sales Tax office at Ganeshguri for appropriate action, as the driver failed to show any relevant documents.
President of PWF Prakash Bora and president of AAUP, Mousam Kumar Uzir, told mediapersons that the organisations will closely watch what follow-up action is taken henceforth in this regard by the departments concerned.