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School bus driver uses bamboo stick as gear

MUMBAI: Lives of school scholars had been put at risk by way of a bus driver of Santacruz’s Podar Educational Complex when the vehicle hit a Khar resident’s BMW automotive near Madhu Park in Khar (West) on Tuesday morning.

The businessman chased and stopped the bus to find that driver Raj Kumar (21) have been the usage of a bamboo stick as a makeshift tools lever to function the vehicle.

Shocked over the negligent act, he referred to as the police keep an eye on room, and the driver was promptly arrested. He was released on bail later.

It is unclear whether the students had been within the bus or have been dropped at school when the bus hit the automobile.

In his police grievance, the businessman said, “I sought after action to be taken, which is why I stopped the bus driver for driving rashly. However, I was left surprised once I went to the driver’s facet and located a bamboo stick rather than the tools lever.”

He straight away rushed within the bus and clicked images and videos of the bamboo lever tools on his cellp

hone for evidence.

“Kumar, who holds a driving licence from Uttar Pradesh, said he have been the usage of the bamboo stick for three days, pronouncing he didn't get time to fix the broken tools lever. The faculty has been informed and requested to take vital steps,” said a Khar police officer.

Additional commissioner of police (West region) Manoj Sharma said Khar police booked the bus driver below Indian Penal Code sections 279 for rash driving and 336 for an act endangering a person’s lifestyles.

Meanwhile, police have apprised the RTO of the incident for additional action. The bus belongs to Podar Educational Complex. While faculty authorities didn't divulge information about the selection of scholars on board or their ages, in a statement issued to the media, the control said: “The faculty is surprised to be told in regards to the bus incident that happened February five. All the students within the bus are totally protected. The faculty at the side of the varsity transport committee are investigating the incident and can absolutely cooperate with the authorities. A whole audit is also straight away being performed of all of the faculty buses. The faculty will once again behavior a radical training of all transport contractor drivers and team of workers to verify such incidents are not repeated.”

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