Cuttack, Sep 16: The Badambadi police on Tuesday arrested 7 anti-socials for collecting dada bati under conspiracy with some influential persons of the locality by terrorizing the owner, conductor, driver, helper and others under threatening of murder and assault.
The arrested were identified as Anil Nayak (25), Sanjay Nayak (44), Debaraj Sethi (41), Jitendra Rout (38), Anup Barik (31), Kalandi Khuntia (42) and Sachidananda Rout (38).
According to police, the accused use to collect money of Rs 200 to Rs 400 from each bus forcibly as per the direction of one Babulu under threatening to murder and assault and if anybody protest to pay they create disturbances and assault the bus staff and don’t allow smooth running of busses in the stand.
The police have seized hard cash of Rs 9840 from the accused persons which were collected as dada bati from the bus conductor.
Badabadi PS IIC Rashmiranjan Mohapatra said, “We will continue to make efforts to deal with such crimes and make the Badambadi bus stand free from any collection of dada bati.”