Mumbai : A 31-year-old motorist allegedly assaulted an MSRTC bus driver after getting into a brawl here and dragged the bus operator on his car’s bonnet for 300 m. The issue came to light after a CCTV video went viral on Wednesday.
Santosh Shilimkar (35) was driving MSRTC’s bus from Khandala to Thane on July 27 when a Swift car, driven by H A Ansari, moving ahead of it, rammed into the bus at Airoli in Navi Mumbai. This led to an argument between the two, following which Ansari came out of his car and broke the windscreen of the bus.
As Ansari proceeded to drive away in his vehicle, Shilimkar jumped on to the bonnet of the car to stop the car from going further. However, Ansari kept driving the car, dragging Shilimkar for about 300 m, after which the bus driver fell from the bonnet and sustained injuries, he said.
Subsequently, Ansari fled from the spot.
Later, based on CCTV footage, the police traced the car driver to Mumbai and arrested Ansari the next day. He was booked under section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the IPC. Ansari was later produced before a local court which released him on bail.