Punjab Roadways bus goes missing from Chandigarh bus stand, found near driver’s village
A Punjab Roadways bus driver Gurlal and conductor Dharminder approached the police on Monday afternoon, claiming that their Amritsar-Chandigarh route bus parked at the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT), Sector 43, had been missing.
The driver claimed the bus had been stolen. Later in the day, it was recovered in Kharar, 25km from the ISBT.
Incidentally, the spot where the bus was recovered was near the driver’s village. Punjab Roadways GM had, earlier in the day, lodged a complaint about the missing bus.
“I had parked the bus at bus stand and gone off to sleep. But in the morning it was missing,” the driver Gurlal had claimed.
Later, another roadways employee called him up to say that the bus was lying abandoned near Kharar hidden in wild growth along the road. Diesel from the bus was stolen and all bus tyres, including stepney, were found missing.
“Punjab Roadways general manager lodged a complaint and the matter is being investigated. The bus was later recovered from Kharar,” said a police official, adding that a Daily Diary Report (DDR) has been lodged.
No first-information report (FIR) has been lodged yet.
CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS FROM DRIVER, CONDUCTOR
Sources say the statements of the conductor and the driver do not match.
The driver claims they slept in the bus stand; the conductor said they slept in their village. The place from where the bus has been recovered is near the driver’s village.
NO CCTV AT THE ENTRANCE AND EXIT OF THE BUS STAND
There are no CCTV cameras at the entry and the exit of the ISBT. It is also a point of investigation that why no entry was made at the gates when the bus was apparently stolen.
“Investigation is on,” a police official said, adding that there were several angles to the case.
Quicked is empty for story with id 101656663641614
Karnataka home minister Araga Janendra said Friday he had only just received information about an alleged assault on two women in Anekal, a town in Bengaluru district. The sisters were allegedly stripped and assaulted at their home for failing to pay a debt. Multiple media reports have said the police refused to file a complaint for two days and only did so after videos of the assault were widely shared online.
A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on The Maoist, Kamlesh's head was gunned down by Chhattisgarh police in an encounter in Bastar's Sukma district on Friday, police said. The Maoist, Kamlesh was a member of Malenger Area Committee of Darbha Division of CPI (Maoist), police said. On Thursday, neighboring Dantewada police gunned down Denga Deva alias Mahangu Deva, who was a member of Katekalyan Area Committee of CPI (Maoist).
The first monsoon showers that hit the semi-arid region of south Malwa on Thursday night brought respite for cotton farmers from the deadly whitefly but exposed the ill-preparedness of the civic authorities in the urban areas as several areas in Bathinda town were in knee-deep in water. Also read: Monsoon arrives in Chandigarh tricity, so does misery Low-lying areas, such as Power House Road and Sikri Bazaar, were waterlogged.
A mild earthquake was felt in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district early Friday morning - the third in the past seven days. News agency PTI said locals were woken up at around 1.15 am by a loud noise and tremors that were felt in Sampaje, Guttigaru, Ubaradka, Goonaka, Elimale, Sullia and nearby areas. Officials told PTI a report from the natural disaster monitoring centre is awaited. On Saturday (June 25), a 2.3 quake was recorded.