Chennai bus accident: Driver arrested but conductor let free

Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Jun 29: Prashanth, the driver of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) bus has been arrested on Thursday, Jun 28 but he managed to get conditional bail later on the same day.

However, police did not file any case against Hemanth Kumar - the conductor of the bus (route No 17 M), which was plying between Vadapalani area and Parry's Corner in Chennai and fell off from the Gemini flyover on Wednesday.

The driver has been accused of talking in mobile phone when he lost control of the bus which met with the massive accident in which almost 38 persons were seriously injured. Fortunately, no casualty has been reported yet.

Police informed that they have registered three cases under criminal act against the driver. The investigative sleuths also informed that they may add extra charges against Prashanth if cyber crime officers prove that he indeed was talking in the phone at the time of the accident.

There were reports saying that the MTC bus was bought in 2007 and drivers were compelled to drive the vehicle despite the fact that the expiry date of the bus was over.

The driver in his defence claimed that he lost control of the vehicle as his seat got displaced.

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