Two people were held for cheating people visiting the ARTO office in Shopian, sources said.
They said that the duo was held after several complaints were lodged against them for cheating people who come to the office of the ARTO for getting their jobs done.
“There were numerous complaints from general public informing about the duo posing as agents in the ARTO office. The said persons have duped several people of their money and as a result we had to take action against them,” ARTO Shopian/ Kulgam Er. Abdul Majid Bhat said.
He said that now onwards no unauthorized people will be allowed to enter the office premises and if anybody is seen telling people that they will get their work done in the department, he will be dealt according to the law.
The ARTO said that the general public is requested that all the services in the department are online and there is hardly any need to contact any mediator/middleman/tout for availing these services.
“If still people feel that they have some grievance, they can approach me or any other senior officer during office hours,” he added.
The ARTO also informed the people that in case they have any grievance regarding the fare hike, the people can register their complaints on helpline number: 7006751662 for Kulgam and 7006740206 for Shopian range.