Non-Maharashtrians submitting bogus papers for auto permits: MNS
A day after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray claimed that 70% of those being issued autorickshaw permits are non-Maharashtrians and that new autorickshaws should be burnt, the Navi Mumbai unit of the MNS swung into action and took a delegation to the deputy RTO office in Vashi.
Led by its city president Gajanan Kale, the MNS delegation alleged that the non-Maharashtrians were submitting bogus documents to get autorickshaw permits. The delegation stated that it will verify the documents and only then should the permits be given, else it will take recourse to MNS style agitation.
Kale said, “Of the 1,943 applications for auto permits, several non-Maharashtrians have submitted bogus documents during the verification process.”
He said, “Money has changed hands and several bogus documents including aadhar card, domicile certificate, voter id card, pan card, police character certificate etc. have been submitted.”
Kale said, “Some applicants have stated their address as that of Cidco office canteen while some have given the address of MAFCO shops which have long shut. “All the documents should be verified again and only then should the intent letter and auto permits be given. Strict action should be taken against those submitting bogus documents.”
He added, “If the documents are given to us, we too will verify them and assist the RTO in their work.”
Deputy RTO Sanjay Dhaigude said, “During the verification process, we have received documents from 1817 persons. 126 have not submitted their documents and hence will not be eligible for the permit.”
He informed, “Of these 651 applicants are originally from outside Maharashtra. There are 64 women applicants as well.”
Dhaigude said, “We have undertaken a very strict verification process and followed all the norms and regulations. It was monitored by a special committee and video recorded.”