Rupnagar hit-and-run: Bajwa wants bus company directors booked

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2015 09:01 IST

Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Thursday demanded the registration of a case against the directors of Dabwali Transport, after a bus from this fleet allegedly hit a man near the Rupnagar toll barrier in the morning, killing him on the spot.

He said that the bus driver had not even bothered to stop after crushing Swaran Singh of Behrampur village under the wheels. "I am astonished how he even reached his destination, Amritsar, without being caught by the police," said Bajwa. The Congress leader said that the company should pay the victim's family at least `30 lakh as compensation and the Punjab government should give a job to one of the members of the family, like it was done in the recent Moga case involving an Orbit bus.

He appealed to the Punjab and Haryana high court to take suo-motu notice of this "another case involving a transport company in which deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and his father, CM Parkash Singh Badal, have a stake". He even asked for a ban on the plying of the Badal-family buses, saying these had turned into killing machines.

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