Youth Congress protests against bus fire incident

Barwani (MP), Aug 22: A day after ten persons were killed when a bus was set on fire near Balsamand barrier in Sendhwa district, Youth Congress (YC) workers today (Aug 22) staged a road-blockade here, demanding Rs 10 lakh compensation for the kins of each victim.

Ten persons, including two children, were charred to death while 17 others seriously injured, when driver of a private bus set afire another bus following an argument with driver of another bus.

Today's road-blockade, led by Youth Congress leader Abhishek Thakkar, was held on the Agra-Mumbai national highway and resulted in traffic-jam on both sides of the highway, police said.

Police had to resort to cane-charge, as the YC workers did not give heed to police's appeal of lifting the blockade.

Around a dozen workers were injured in the cane-charge, while six persons were taken into custody. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is scheduled to arrive in the district to take a stock of the situation, police said.

Besides demanding Rs 10 lakh compensation, the protesters also demanded immediate arrest of the accused, they added. 


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