Collection Resumes at Damaged Toll Plaza in Bantwal

Published: 28th April 2014 08:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th April 2014 08:33 AM   |  A+A-

Collection at the Brahmarkotlu  toll plaza on NH 75, which was vandalised by a group of miscreants, resumed on Sunday.

On Saturday, a 25-member group had damaged CCTV cameras and window panes of the toll plaza. The accused had also allegedly snatched collections worth `1 lakh from the counter.

Additional police personnell were deployed to prevent any untoward incidents.

Toll plaza contractor Gopalakrishna Melanta said service was resumed after Superintendent of Police Sharanappa promised to provide proper security.

No Arrest So Far

Though a mob damaged the toll booth and CCTV cameras have captured the footage, Bantwal Town police have not arrested any so far. 

However, they have registered a case against 25 men, including Bantwal Town Municipality member Mohammed Sharif.

The police department has already formed separate teams to nab the accused. Investigation is under progress based on images captured by the CCTV cameras.

Meanwhile, police have found that one of the accused has been admitted at a hospital in the city.

Police are planning to arrest him soon after he is discharged. This will help in arresting all the other accused, sources said.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp