Manpreet demands action in Rupnagar hit-and-run case involving bus of ruling family

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 09, 2015 20:17 IST

People's Party of Punjab president Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday demanded strict action in the hit-and-run case, allegedly involving a bus owned by the ruling Badal family, resulting in the killing of one Swaran Singh of Bahrampur village near the Rupnagar toll plaza on Thursday morning.

He said it was all the more serious that the accident took place on a busy highway and the bus driver sped off but the police did not take any action. The people later jammed traffic on the highway.

He supported people's demand for a compensation of Rs 30 lakh to be paid by the transport company and a government job to a member of the family.

Manpreet said there was no check on the "indiscipline bordering goondaism" being resorted to by the staff of the buses of the ruling family despite the so-called orientation course organised after the Moga tragedy.

He claimed that the staff of these bus companies was a law unto themselves as no action had been taken so far in case of the Moga tragedy and nobody knew as to what happened to the commission formed to probe it.

Manpreet appealed to the Punjab and Haryana high court to direct a probe under its supervision into the Moga and Rupnagar accidents.

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