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Calcutta High Court judge stopped at toll plaza, 5 arrested

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Five toll plaza staffers were arrested on Sunday for allegedly stopping a judges's car from entering the VIP lane in West Bengal's district, police said.

According to police, the five accused stopped Justice Biswanath Somadder's vehicle at a toll plaza of in Howrah's Bally area on Saturday evening.

"Five toll plaza employees have been arrested for allegedly stopping the from passing through the gate, meant for cars exempt from paying toll," an from station said.

"The five staffers were appointed at the toll by a private company. All of them have been remanded to five days of police custody," he said.

According to eyewitnesses, heated words were exchanged between the staffers and the as they refused to let the vehicle through even after being informed about the designation and VIP status of the person in the car.

"Action has been taken according to law," police said.



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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 20:38 IST