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Three held for vandalising MSRTC bus, assaulting driver, conductor and damaging bus in Pune

The three arrested were identified as Jamir Kambal Irani and Jainab Fida Irani, both residents of Mahatma Gandhi vasahat in Irani vasti, Shivajinagar and Mariyam Salim Shaikh, a resident of Patil Estate in Shivajinagar

pune Updated: Nov 09, 2018 15:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Three persons were arrested for assaulting the driver, conductor and a few passengers aboard a Maharashtra road transport corporation (MSRTC) bus and vandalising the vehicle(Hindustan Times)

Three persons were arrested for assaulting the driver, conductor and a few passengers aboard a Maharashtra road transport corporation (MSRTC) bus and vandalising the vehicle.

The complaint was lodged by MSRTC driver Sandeep Pagare, 30, a resident of Nashik. The three arrested were identified as Jamir Kambal Irani and Jainab Fida Irani, both residents of Mahatma Gandhi vasahat in Irani vasti, Shivajinagar and Mariyam Salim Shaikh, a resident of Patil Estate in Shivajinagar.

Four others, including Mehandi Kambal Irani and Hasan Munna Irani of same locality, were also booked in the case.

At 4:10 pm on Tuesday, Pagare was driving the bus from Shivajinagar to Nashik when Mehandi and Hasan on a two-wheeler blocked the passage of bus at the overbridge near Sancheti hospital. “Near Sancheti hospital, the bus driver and one of the accused got into a fight.We have arrested three persons so far. They have been remanded to two days in police custody. The accused are of Irani descendants but domiciles of India,” said VS Ajgekar, sub-inspector of Khadki police station, who is investigating the case.

According to the police, the fight between the driver and the accused was settled, but the latter threw a rock that hit the windshield of the bus causing a damage of around ₹22,000.

“The accused later entered the bus and started hitting Pagare, the conductor of the bus and a few other passengers. A few friends of the accused also joined in assaulting the victims,” Ajgekar said, adding that Jamir even brandished a weapon that resembled a countrymade pistol. “They did not have a licence for the weapon,” he said.

In the violence that ensued, the conductor’s shirt was ripped and cash worth ₹4,274 fell off his shirt pocket, according to the complaint in the matter.

A case under Sections 353, 341,143, 149, 323, 504 and 506 of Indian Penal Code along with Section 3 and 25 of Public Property Destruction Act, Section 7 of Criminal Law Amendment Act and Section 37(1) along with 135 of Maharashtra Police Act at Khadki police station.

First Published: Nov 09, 2018 15:35 IST