Unmasking Gujarat’s fraudulent toll plaza: duping for 1.5 years

Unmasking Gujarat’s fraudulent toll plaza: duping for 1.5 years
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With the recent buzz around the internet, public curiosity is piqued about the so-called ‘fake toll plaza’. This article intends to shed light on this intriguing topic, also encompassing the latest updates that are catching the public’s attention. So, let’s unravel the details of this curious case.

A faux toll plaza had been in operation for an astounding duration of 1.5 years on the Bamanbore-Kutch national highway, situated in the Morbi district of Gujarat. This false toll booth, as per a report, was masterminded by a group of individuals who managed to dupe numerous police officers, commuters, and government officials. The semblance of legitimacy was maintained as the fake toll booth was strategically placed on a private property.

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The deceit was simple yet effective – they charged toll costs that were half the usual rate. This strategy effectively tricked various local law enforcement officers, government officials of high rank, and the general public. The report also highlighted that these private property owners had been swindling travellers for over a year, siphoning off hundreds of rupees daily.

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The district’s collector, GT Pandya, shared in a conversation that the administration was tipped off about certain vehicles going off the official route of the Varghasia toll plaza to collect toll fees. Post receiving a detailed complaint about the same, the police and other officials were dispatched to the location of the fraudulent toll plaza. The investigation revealed that the culprits had manipulated the traffic flow by utilising a property that was previously owned by the now-defunct White House Ceramic Company.

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The report also pointed out that the police had filed a complaint against Amarshi Patel, the owner of the factory, along with four other individuals namely Harivjay Singh Jhala, Yuvraj Singh Jhala, Vanraj Singh Jhala, and Dharmendra Singh Jhala. This incident comes on the heels of another scandal where a man allegedly misappropriated over ₹4 crores of public funds and set up a fake government office, operating it for more than three years in the state.

In conclusion, the Bamanbore-Kutch national highway in Gujarat’s Morbi district was the unlikely location of a fraudulent toll plaza that had been operational for over a year. Be sure to stay connected with us for more updates on this and other global news stories.

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