A major haul of banned plastic material was seized by a team of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) on February 5, after someone had informed Municipal Commissioner Dinesh Chandra Singh that plastic material was being ferried in two trucks. Singh immediately pressed into action a team of GNN that reached the spot and found that 2 trucks were carrying 200 kgs and 250 kgs of banned plastic that was seized in the presence of city magistrate and police.
The trucks along with the material were sealed under sections of UP Plastic and Other Biodegradable (Regulation of Use and Disposal) (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 and an FIR was filed against the owner Shagun Agrawal who approached the CJM court to free his trucks. Upon orders of the court the DHO of Kavi Nagar PS was directed to free the trucks. However as the owner had previously admitted to ferrying banned plastic the GNN fined him Rs 1 lakhs under the UP Act. The fine amount was deposited in the GNN’s account by the owner.