350 booked for violence during protest over accident

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Kurukshetra, Aug 22 (UNI) Pehowa police has registered a criminal case against 350 unidentified persons who had put a Haryana Roadways bus on fire and also damaged a fire tender while protesting against the death of a local trader after being hit by a state-run bus yesterday.

A police spokesman said here today, that the bus driver Harjinder Singh had also been arrested for negligent and rash driving leading to death of the Ismailabad-based scooter-borne trader Ved Prakash yesterday near DAV College, Pehowa, about 30 kms from here.

Angered by the death, a mob had dragged and beat up the bus driver and put the bus afire. They also damaged a fire tender and did not allow firemen to extinguish the bus which was reduced to ashes.

The criminal case has been registered against the 350-odd people for destroying the government and private property, assault on government employees and hindering government officials from performing their duties, the spokesman said.


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