New Delhi: Taking cognizance of a recent incidence where a truck driver was allegedly beaten to death by RTO staff during vehicle checking drive in Chandauli district, UP, the National Human Rights Commission has served second notice to the state government within eight days of the crime.

The Commission has questioned the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police about the relief given to the victim’s family and legal action taken against the accused RTO staff.

It has sought a reply on the issue within four weeks.

On September 27, truck driver Anant Lal Gupta (50), a native of Kaushambi district, was allegedly beaten to death by some members of the RTO staff Naubatpur locality of Sayed Raja after he allegedly refused to pay bribe during a vehicle checking drive.

By serving notice on Thursday, the rights panel has clearly indicated that poor law and order condition in Uttar Pradesh is a cause of worry for them.

They have also served notice to the UP Government on a similar case which took place in Agra. Truck driver T Ramarao was beaten to death by the government officials for not paying the bribe.

JPN/Bureau