Even as the South Goa Truck Owners Association (SGTOA) stayed off the roads and staged a rally protesting against the alleged harassment by RTO officials, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat refused to intervene in the matter.
The Chief Minister pointed out that the action is initiated against violating truck owners following an order from the High Court and therefore refused to intervene in the matter hinting that it could lead to contempt of court proceedings.
Around 200 members of SGTOA staged a protest rally from Tisk Sanvordem to Curchorem and called on MLA Shyam Satardekar and presented their case to him and subsequently called on the Chief Minister.
Meanwhile, Transport Director Arun Dessai gave the North Goa truck owners a clean chit stating that after the massive crackdown on Saturday, on Monday all the trucks in this district were found to be adhering to the law.
Arun Dessai appealed to all the truck owners to abide by the law so that there can be no scope for any contempt of court proceedings.
Incidentally of the 23 trucks detained on Saturday by the department, eight were released after the owners presented the relevant documents.