Ambulance found smuggling fish in UP’s Jalaun, driver booked

Lucknow: An emergency service ambulance was caught smuggling fish in Jalaun on Friday morning prompting police to lodge an FIR.

As per reports, the ambulance was spotted by locals making several rounds in the Rampura village of Jalaun in the morning. This unusual movement caught the attention of villagers who intercepted the ambulance bearing Auraiya registration number and confronted the driver.

When the villagers forcibly got the doors of the ambulance opened, they found three sacks of fish weighing about two quintals. They immediately informed the police.

As per SO Rampura police station Bhimsen Ponia, “Three persons, including the driver of the ambulance Satyendra Kumar, were caught ferrying fish which they had illegally caught from Yamuna on the border of Etawah and Jalaun. They were planning to sell it.”

“We have booked them under relevant sections on the application given by the ambulance service contractor,” Ponia added.

Zonal head of GVK EMRI, which handles the operations of the ambulance services, said the driver has been dismissed from service. “We will also lodge a separate FIR against him,” he added.

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