Following death of a Haryana Roadways bus driver during the beginning of two-day strike, Ambala deputy commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi said that the incident was a case of accident.
While stating this on Wednesday, Vidyarth said that on demand of the roadways employees, the incident would be thoroughly investigated and necessary action would be taken.
He said that the incident occurred in the morning when the buses were moving out of the workshop for their respective destinations. Narender Singh was standing outside the workshop, on the other side of the driver’s seat. As a bus suddenly came out of the gate of the workshop, he ran towards the bus, collided with it and a pillar being behind him, he fell down. He was immediately rushed to the civil hospital by the officers where he was declared brought dead.
Immediately after getting the information police commissioner of Ambala-Panchkula, Rajbir Deswal, deputy commissioner, deputy superintendent of police (Urban)Ashok Kumar, additional deputy commissioner Dr SS Phulia, subdivisional magistrate Mukesh Ahuja and other officers rushed to the spot and took stock of the situation.
DC also said that the administration was pained by the tragic accident and urged the people, especially the leaders of the Union, not to politicise this issue to vitiate the atmosphere.
Rajbir Deswal also condoled the death of the bus driver and said that although Narender Singh has died in an accident, yet it was sad that the few roadways employees who reached the spot pelted stones on police officers and their vehicles. He made it clear that that police would not tolerate any laxity in this issue and necessary action would be taken.
Deswal said that adequate arrangements have been made to deal with any untoward incident. He also urged the people to exercise restrain and ensure that no damage is caused to life and property. He said that blocking roads is not only against the law, but it also causes hardship to the people, especially the senior citizens, the sick, children and women.
As a result of damage to public property in agitations, the people have to bear for it, he added.
He urged the people to cooperate with the administration and do not take law in their own hands. Section 144 has already been imposed in the district to deal with the ‘bandh’ call and adequate arrangements for security have also been made.