Bengaluru, May 9 (IANS) At least 25 persons were injured, including four in critical condition, after a Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus hit a metro pillar in Bengaluru on Monday.
According to sources, the bus driver had lost balance trying to avoid a pothole on the Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway.
Police are looking at this angle.
The incident took place near Kengeri at 1 a.m. and the injured were shifted to nearby hospitals.
According to the police, the bus had first hit the 4-feet tall road divider and then rammed into the Namma Metro Pillar number 545.
The bus was travelling to Bengaluru from Madikeri. The damage to the metro pillar is being assessed.
Police said that a total of 45 persons were travelling in the bus.
If not for the Metro Pillar, the bus would have gone to another side of the highway and collided with a vehicle coming from the opposite side, which would have led to a greater tragedy, the police added
Chairing a meeting of the Special Task Force (STF) team led by its chief Harpreet Sidhu here, Mann said neither political persons nor officers would be spared if found conniving with the drug mafia. He told the police officers to work freely without any political pressure with a sharpened focus to make Punjab a drug-free state.
According to the SHO of Cantonment police station, Rajeev Singh, Ram Lakhan's wife informed the police that her husband had confessed to killing their son following a fight with her. A police team went looking for the 'body' but could not find the child.
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Asking Mann not to become a puppet in the hands of Kejriwal, the SAD President said: "The Chief Minister should take review meetings of the law and order situation as well as ensure those responsible for flaring communal tensions in the recent Patiala clash are brought to task instead of keeping himself busy by deputing Punjab Police teams to Delhi to arrest opponents of AAP."