Protestors hurl stones at BEST bus in Chembur, injure driver

Protestors hurl stones at BEST bus in Chembur, injure driver
The incident took place in Chembur around 9:15 am during the statewide bandh called by Prakash Ambedkar-led VBA

A BEST bus driver was injured in Chembur on Friday after a group of protestors pelted stones at the vehicle during the statewide bandh called by Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA).

According to reports, the incident took place in Chembur around 9:15 am when the bus was heading towards Kurla East Station.

“There has been a stone-pelting incident in Chembur in which a BEST bus driver was injured and the windscreen of the vehicle was damaged,” BEST spokesperson Manoj Varade was quoted as saying.

The injured bus driver, identified as Vilas Dabhade (53), is currently admitted at Shatabdi Hospital in Govandi. He is said to be in a stable condition.

“No injuries to passengers though. Officials said that the bus was being operated on route number 362 and incident happened at 9.15 am,” Varade added.

The VBA called for a statewide bandh on Friday to protest against the new Citizenship Amendment Act, the proposed National Register for Citizens and various other issues plaguing the economy.

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