Peshawar: Driver of ill-fated bus arrested
PESHAWAR: Police on Monday arrested driver of the ill–fated mini–bus which drowned in Bhudni nullah on Friday causing death to 24 people with many are still said to be missing. A police official said the driver identified only as Yaqoob was arrested from general bus stand by a raiding party. “Police were after him since the incident had taken place apparently due to negligence of the driver but he had left his residence,” the official said.
He was produced to court of judicial magistrate Zaffarullah Mohmand which sent him to jail for two weeks. He belongs to Khazana area.
Meanwhile, another source said bodies of two more children were recovered by rescuers of Pak Army raising the death toll to 24. However, an official of Rescue 1122 said the operation had been completed. “Our teams did not move to the spot and declared the operation as accomplished,” the rescue official said.