Brutal Attack on TSRTC Bus Driver
By Naveed Uddin Khan Uzair, Staff Writer
In a shocking incident on Sunday night, February 4, two individuals have been apprehended for assaulting a Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) bus driver and conductor with cricket bats. The perpetrators, identified as Mohammad Majeed and Mohammad Qasim, recklessly overtook the bus while riding a bike, triggering a confrontation that led to a violent assault.
According to police reports, the altercation ensued when the bus driver, Sheikh Abdul, confronted the bikers over their dangerous driving maneuvers. In response, Majeed and Qasim halted their vehicle, stormed onto the bus, and began physically assaulting the driver and conductor, Ramesh, with cricket bats. The brutal attack left Abdul severely injured and resulted in Ramesh sustaining a broken left arm. Additionally, the bus’s windows were shattered in the chaos.
Law enforcement authorities from Domalguda swiftly responded to the distress call and arrested the assailants at the scene. Both individuals have been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days. An FIR has been lodged against them under section 333 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), pertaining to voluntarily causing grievous hurt to a public servant in the discharge of his duty, along with charges under the Public Property Damage Act.
Expressing strong condemnation against the assault, TSRTC director VC Sajjanar emphasized the grave consequences perpetrators would face for targeting TSRTC staff members. Sajjanar underscored the societal repercussions of such reprehensible actions and reiterated the corporation’s commitment to pursuing legal action against those responsible for attacks on its personnel.
Sajjanar stated, “It is unfortunate that some deliberately attack TSRTC staff who are repeatedly warned. This is not good for society at all.” He referenced a recent incident where a driver and conductor from the Farooq Nagar Depot were assaulted similarly, stressing the urgency of addressing such violence. Praising the prompt action taken by law enforcement, Sajjanar reiterated the management’s stance on holding perpetrators accountable under the law.
This incident follows a recent case where a female passenger assaulted a TSRTC bus conductor and hurled abusive language at him. The perpetrator was swiftly identified in Amberpet and presented before a magistrate for judicial proceedings.
The incidents highlight the vulnerability of public transport workers to targeted attacks and underscore the imperative of ensuring their safety and security while on duty.
Authorities continue to investigate the motive behind the assault on the TSRTC bus driver and conductor, as efforts to safeguard public transport personnel intensify in the wake of such alarming incidents.
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