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Bus Hijacked in Agra; CM Yogi orders strict probe in case

Miscreants with weapons hijacked a private bus filled with 34 passengers on Tuesday night on the New Southern Bypass in Agra district of UP.

Yogita S.

Yogita S.By Yogita S.

Published on 19 Aug 2020 6:56 AM GMT

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Lucknow: Miscreants with weapons hijacked a private bus filled with 34 passengers on Tuesday night on the New Southern Bypass in Agra district of UP. However, the bus was recovered a few hours after the incident in Jhansi district, from where it has been brought to the Jhansi Roadways bus base. Here, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given strict action in this matter as soon as the news of bus hijack is received.

Bus hijacked in Agra:

Given the serious attitude of the Chief Minister, the administration immediately came into action. Additional Chief Secretary Home Avanish Awasthi has instructed Agra District Collector and Senior Superintendent of Police to take drastic action. After this, Yogi has tweeted that the nuisance in UP will also pay damages.

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Ramesh, a bus conductor hailing from Dabra, Gwalior, told the police that the bus (UP 75 M 3516), carrying 34 passengers, left from Gurugram at 05 pm on Tuesday evening for Amanganj in Panna, Madhya Pradesh. Around 10:30 pm, he reached the Raibha toll plaza near the southern bypass in Agra.

Just then 8-9 people in two cars stopped themselves by saying that they were finance personnel. Asked the driver to get down, but he pushed the bus forward. After this, the car riders started chasing. On the New Southern Bypass in Malpura, the car riders overtook the bus. Four people boarded the bus and started driving themselves.

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Bus conductor and driver informed police:

Those miscreants took the bus from Sainya via Fatehabad to Lucknow Expressway. Had dinner at a dhaba here. Returned the passengers' money from the conductor and along with the passengers again took the bus. The driver and the conductor were given three hundred rupees on the Delhi-Kanpur highway and left near Kuberpur.

The driver and conductor reached Malpura police station at four in the morning and informed about the incident. After this IGA Satish Ganesh also contacted the officials of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh.

Delhi-Kanpur highway and CCTV footage were searched. It was feared that the bus returned to Delhi. Therefore, Mathura Police was also alerted. Meanwhile, at around 11 am, the Agra Police received information that the bus was found standing in an abandoned condition in the border of Jhansi district. All passengers are safe. The bus is being taken to Jhansi.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

Media Graduate, News Editor and PR Enthusiast.

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