Post - Dadua, A Bus Depot To Come
Up In Chitrakoot
With the eliminiation of dreaded dacoit Dadua,
the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation
(UPSRTC) is now hopeful of building a bus depot in Chitrakoot. No buses
could originate or terminate at this important tourist spot owing to Dadua
terror and the only public mode of transportation one could avail are buses of
other depots crossing the city.
Even after investing about Rs
30 lakh in a 9 acre plot on the main road near a tourist hotel, the UPSRTC
could not start work as the owners of the land took a stay from the court — on
the behest of the slain dacoit.
Earlier this year, UPSRTC officials deposited the money
with the district administration of Chitrakoot for the land on which a
depot, bus station and a workshop was proposed to be built.
“When the land was handed over to us, the owners
of the land, about a dozen local residents, moved the court and got a stay order
about six months ago," said D K Seth, executive engineer, UPSRTC.
Sources in Chitrakoot said the land owners moved the
court on Dadua’s instigation.
It is to be mentioned that the Special Task Force
(STF) shot Dadua and a number of his associates in an encounter that took
place on July 22 -- barely three months
after the land owners got the stay.
The other and the most popular mode of transport are 'Rawatpura
Sarkar' branded vehicles, most of which have now been re-branded as Beer
Transport. According to sources, the re-branding has been done after Dadua's
elimination. “Dadua was a firm believer of Rawatpurwa Sarkar, a holy place
near Jalaon district. After his death, the brand on nearly 50 vehicles have been
changed to Beer Transport after his son Beer Singh” said sources.
Beer Singh heads the Zila Panchayat of Chitrakoot
and is at present lodged in jail in connection with a crime.
“Although he was never involved in any kind of gang activity, he used to
extort money on behalf of his father. His name figured in a murder and
kidnapping case that is being investigated by the STF. Beer surrendered before
the court and is in jail,” said Pritinder Singh, Superintendent of Police,
State DGP Vikram Singh had on an earlier occasion said Dadua
was minting crores every month from his terror business, which included
extortion from contractors, collectors of tendu leaf, liquor trader,and
Courtesy : Express India