In Bizarre UP Case, Loan Recovery Men Stop Bus, Drive Off With Passengers

  • | Wednesday | 19th August, 2020

In a bizarre incident this morning, a group of people employed by a private finance company intercepted a private bus in Uttar Pradesh`s Agra, made the driver and the conductor get down and then drove off with 34 passengers in it. The bus was going from Gurugram to Madhya Pradesh. The incident triggered panic and outrage on social media, with many claiming the bus had been "hijacked" and highlighting the incident as yet another failure of the Uttar Pradesh government in managing law and order.

Agra: In a bizarre incident this morning, a group of people employed by a private finance company intercepted a private bus in Uttar Pradesh`s Agra, made the driver and the conductor get down and then drove off with 34 passengers in it. The bus was going from Gurugram to Madhya Pradesh. The incident triggered panic and outrage on social media, with many claiming the bus had been "hijacked" and highlighting the incident as yet another failure of the Uttar Pradesh government in managing law and order.

"The bus driver and the conductor came to the police. They told us the bus was travelling from Gurugram to Panna in Madhya Pradesh when it was intercepted by the finance company`s people... It seems the bus financers are responsible. We are filing a case," Agra police chief Babloo Kumar told reporters. The UP government in a statement later said the finance company had illegally seized the bus. "Regarding the bus incident in Agra, the finance company had illegally seized the bus. The driver, staff and passengers are safe. The bus owner died yesterday and his son is doing the last rites," the statement said.

The government has not mentioned the location where the bus and the passengers are now. Government sources said the bus was taken over in this bizarre manner because the finance company panicked after the death of the owner, thinking that his family members would default on loan payment.



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