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Upset by seating cap, commuters damage DTC buses; 6 arrested

A gaggle of commuters who had been unable to board DTC buses as a result of 50% seating cap allegedly vandalised 4-5 buses and blocked MB Highway round 8 am on Thursday. Police stated they arrested 4 males, two ladies and apprehended a juvenile for destruction of public property and violating Covid pointers.

Movies exhibiting folks protesting and damaging bus home windows went viral on social media. In one of many movies, a big gathering, in entrance of buses on the highway, conflict with police. Windshields of buses are broken and policemen are seen pushing folks with lathis.

Extra DCP (South) M Harsha Vardhan stated, “The incident happened on account of non-availability of seats in buses in view of Covid-related restrictions.”
Benita Mary Jaiker, DCP (South), stated, “We acquired a number of calls concerning a visitors snarl close to Jamia Hamdard. We reached the spot and located {that a} group of commuters had been protesting and instigating others to sit down on the highway as bus drivers and marshalls weren’t letting them in. The driving force might solely permit 17 passengers inside as per the federal government’s newest pointers.”

Police employees tried speaking to the folks to permit visitors to move to no avail. “The group began damaging buses. We deployed ladies police employees to assist. Employees neither used drive nor lathi-charged anybody. We had been neutralising the state of affairs. One policeman sustained accidents within the course of,” stated DCP Jaiker.

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