Rojalin Mishra

Balasore: The Regional Transport Office (RTO) today seized two school vans and a tractor in Nilagiri area of the district on charges of lacking permit and requisite license papers. However, the drivers of the vehicles are absconding.

According to sources, the vehicles were seized after the district RTO and Nilagiri police conducted raids at various places in the district to check license of vehicles, especially the school vans.

During the raid, fines were collected from the vehicle owners who failed to produce necessary documents and license to the officials, sources said.

Meanwhile, police have launched a manhunt to nab the owners of the vans seized during the raid.

"The license check mainly targeted the school vans running in the town. The vehicles seized did not have requisite license and documents. The vehicles will be released only after the owners pay the imposed fine to the RTO," informed Nilagiri IIC, Nalita Modi.