Defecate in open in Bilaspur, get dropped off on city outskirts
Bilaspur: Open defecation in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur has invited a peculiar puni- shment with violators being whisked away and dropped off on the city outskirts.
Bilaspur civic authorities, during a monitoring drive on Saturday, rounded up 28 people who were defecating in open fields, loaded them onto cattle carriage vans and dropped them some 9kms away from the city. Officials also fined another two dozen civilians. Three women who were not carrying cash were handed over to the police.
Sources said the authorities belonged to the Bilaspur Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) Swachh Bharat monitoring team.
Talking to TOI, activist Mamta Sharma said, “Instead of making people feel offended... officials should create awareness.” BMC official Mithilesh Awasthi denied that the violators were dropped off on the outskirts as punishment.