Bus services from TN to K'taka resumes

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Chennai, Sep 19 (UNI) Bus services from Tamil Nadu to Karnataka, which were suspended following the torching of a Tamil Nadu State-owned bus late last night in which two people were killed, resumed this morning.

Official sources said here today that the Salem-bound Tamil Nadu State Express Transport Corporation (TNSETC) bus was torched by a group at Bommanahalli on the outskirts of Bangalore city.

The group, waylaid the bus, asked the passengers to alight and set it ablaze, allegedly protesting against Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's remarks on the Ramsethu.

Two people--a man and a woman--who were fast asleep, were charred to death. The bus was completely gutted in the fire.

Following the incident, which took place a couple of hours after Sangh Parivar activists attacked the house of Mr Karunanidhi's daughter Selvi at J P Nagar in Bangalore, bus services to Bangalore and other parts of Karnataka, were terminated at Hosur last night.

As normalcy prevailed this morning, bus services to Bangalore resumed around 1000 hrs, police sources told UNI.

Meanwhile, police have tightened security at the residence of the Chief Minister and his family members in the wake of the Bangalore incident.


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