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Shamshabad deaths: Bus was not insured, did not have permit

12:17 PM May 30, 2019 | Free Press Journal Correspondant

BHOPAL : The bus which fell into the Saapan river near Shamshabad in Vidisha district on Sunday, leaving ten persons dead, was not insured and was running without a permit.

The in-charge of Shamshabad police station Shukla informed Free Press that the police were waiting for the original papers of the bus. A case has been registered under section 304 of the IPC against driver Dharmendra Singh, conductor Chhote Lal Jain and the owner Vikas Jain – all residents of Bhopal.

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The SHO added that according to information collected online, the insurance of the bus had expired some five months back and the bus was not having a valid permit. It was running on the permit of another bus. The home minister Bhupendra Singh has ordered inquiry into the matter. The report will be submitted to the minister.

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What led bus to fall into river?

BHOPAL:Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission on Monday took cognisance of the incident of a bus falling into a river in Vidisha district, leading to deaths of 10 persons. The passenger bus, heading from Shamshabad to Lateri, had fallen into Sapan river, near village Pali. As many as 10 passengers had died while 18 passengers sustained injuries.

The Commission has asked superintendent of police (SP), Vidisha to reply as did the bus fell in river due to potholes on bridge or there are some other reasons. The commission has also sought information from SP about the numbers and size of the potholes.

The Commission has also asked executive engineer, public works department, to clarify as to why potholes have not been filled.

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