Gangtok, 07 Jan:
International Human Rights Council chapters of Sikkim, Kalimpong and Siliguri have raised concern over the harassment caused by checking of vehicles commuting along National Highway 10, a press release informs.
IHRC of Sikkim, Kalimpong and Siliguri held a meeting on 10 Dec 2019 in Kalimpong to discuss the matter and decided to meet senior Police officers to resolve the issue.
Accordingly an IHRC team visited the spots where checking was going on and interacted with the police on duty. They have submitted a memorandum to the IG [North Bengal] regarding this matter.
The release states that checking at four or five places on a single day is harassment for passengers and drivers so they have requested the police to issue a checked sticker for vehicles which have been checked so that they do not have to undergo another round of checking.
The team has also met with Traffic IC, Bhaktinagar, Subir Dutta. He listened to the problem and has assured to take the issue positively.
Meanwhile, the IHRC Team also met the management of Chennai Nursing Home and Maharaja Agrasen Hospital Siliguri. The team has requested the management to take special care of patients from the hills and guide them.