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Brothers arrested for assaulting BEST driver, conductor

Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 6:55am IST | Agency: dna

In a case of road rage, the DB Marg Police, on Saturday, arrested two brothers for allegedly assaulting the driver and conductor of a BEST bus, near Prathna Samaj in Girgaum area of South Mumbai. The two were charged with assault and preventing a government servant from performing his duty.

According to the police, the accused, Arib Atlaswala and Amjad Atlaswala, along with a friend were crossing the road at Prathna Samaj when a BEST bus, plying on route number 121, took a sudden turn to proceed toward VP Road, and they found themselves in front of it. The startled brothers then abused Santosh Pavle, the bus driver. When Pavle inquired why they were abusing him, Amjad allegedly climbed on to the driver's seat and slapped Pavle.

Then Amol Kamble, the conductor of the bus, got down from the bus to prevent the two creating more ruckus. But as soon as the Atlaswala brother saw Kamble coming to intervene, they assaulted him.

An officer attached to DB Marg station said: "We were informed that there was a huge traffic jam near Prathna Samaj and sent a vehicle there. When the police reached the spot they saw the accused fighting with the bus conductor. On the complaint of the conductor and the driver of the bus, the police registered a case against both the brothers."

The duo were produced before the Girgaum magistrate court, where they were granted bail.

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