The ambulance was seized in front of Dispur Hospital in Guwahati's Ganeshguri area on Thursday
The ambulance was seized in front of Dispur Hospital in Guwahati's Ganeshguri area on Thursday|EastMojo image
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Ambulance caught selling vegetables, chicken & fish in Guwahati

Amid 14-day lockdown, ambulance selling vegetables, fish and chicken seized by police in front of Dispur Hospital in Guwahati's Ganeshguri area

Amlan Jyoti Das

Amlan Jyoti Das

Guwahati: Amid the 14-day-lockdown in Assam's Kamrup (Metro) district, an ambulance was seized by the police in Ganeshguri area of Guwahati on Thursday. As per reports, the vehicle was not transporting patients but was being illegally used to sell vegetables, live chicken and fish.

The ambulance was seized around 11.40 am in front of Dispur Hospital on Thursday.

Concerned citizens called the police to inform them about the happening

Concerned citizens called the police to inform them about the happening

The ambulance was loaded with vegetables, chicken and fish, which the people operating it were illegally selling to residents in Ganesguri area. “After receiving reports from concerned citizens, our police officials immediately visited the area where they saw four to five people buying the items,” said Himangshu Das, ACP, Dispur. However, the miscreants along with the buyers managed to flee the scene leaving the ambulance behind.

According to data by Union ministry of road transport and highways, the ambulance is registered under the name of Lohit Das as its owner.

Ministry of road transport and highways data
Ministry of road transport and highways data EastMojo image

Later, the police seized the ambulance along with the items inside and are on the lookout of the culprits.

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