Truck driver booked for smuggling 62 migrants from Maha

Haridwar: Police have registered a case against a truck driver for allegedly smuggling 62 migrant workers in his vehicle from Maharashtra by taking Rs 3,500 each from them.
According to sources, the migrants were allegedly trying to enter Tehri Garhwal through Narshan border when they were caught by the police. They said that the workers were sent home after screening while the driver was detained for questioning.
Police said that the migrants had lost their jobs in Nashik due to the nationwide lockdown and decided to leave the city as they didn’t have enough money to survive. Sub-inspector Vikendra Kumar, posted at Kailash Gate checkpost under Muni ki Reti station, said, “We were conducting a routine check at Kailash Gate checkpost when we stopped a truck.

As the driver didn’t have valid papers, we inspected the truck and found 62 migrant workers hiding inside the truck.

While 11 of them were from Tehri Garhwal district, 51 belonged to Rudraprayag.
Preliminary inquiry revealed that the driver, Bheemsen of Hathras in UP, had gone t0 Nashik to deliver essentials but returned with migrants in the vehicle.

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