scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Monday, May 16, 2022

Punjab bus molestation: Badals face the heat, police arrest three accused

Punjab DGP said that no special treatment is being given to the bus company, owned by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Written by Man Aman Singh Chhina | Baghapurana (moga) |
Updated: April 30, 2015 7:58:13 pm
Moga, bus molestation Punjab molestation: Family members of the Moga bus molestation victim mourn her death. (Source: Express photo)

The Punjab police on Thursday arrested three person in connection with the death of a 13-year-old girl who died after jumping off a running bus to escape molestation in Moga area of Punjab.

Addressing a press conference, Punjab DGP said three accused in the Orbit bus accident have been nabbed and maintained that no special treatment is being given to the bus company, owned by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Read Also: Punjab: Girl jumps to death after staff on bus molest her, mother

The DGP also informed that other passengers of the bus are being located to help in the investigation. The DGP, however, ruled out interrogation of the Deputy CM.

Best of Express Premium

ExplainSpeaking: Why Govt of India is wrong to claim inflation hit the ri...Premium
Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Idea Exchange: The only way out is to fight for ...Premium
Vistara could merge with Air India, decision likely by end of 2023Premium
Expert Explains: How to protect yourself from heat-related illnessPremium

Meanwhile, the incident echoed in Parliament with the members of Congress and Aam Aadmi Party attacking the Akali Dal-BJP government in the state over the law and order situation.

Members of both the parties from Punjab stormed the well of the House denouncing the state government.

In pics:  Family in shock after teen jumps to death from bus in Punjab

Ravneet Singh Bittu and Santokh Chaudhary (Congress) Dharmveer Gandhi and Bhagwant Mann trooped into the Well after their efforts to raise it were unsuccessful.

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said they could raise the issue during Zero Hour in the evening.

As the protests were unrelenting, the Speaker adjourned the House for five minutes.

Reports said the girl and her mother jumped off a moving bus in Punjab’s Moga district to avoid being sexually assaulted by the conductor’s assistant, after the driver refused to stop the bus and the conductor did not come to their help.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement