Tadipatri TDP MLA's wife chargesheeted in Palem Volvo tragedy case

Tadipatri TDP MLA's wife chargesheeted in Palem Volvo tragedy case - Sakshi Post

In a major relief for the victim families in the horrific Mahbubnagar Volvo bus fire accident victims, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Andhra Pradesh police filed a chargesheet implicating TDP MLA JC Prabhaka Reddy's wife and Jabbar Travels' employees.

A detailed report, running into 420 page, has been prepared by the technical experts and the same has been sent to the Centre for preventive measures.(We don't wish this plight on anyone:Families of Mahabubnagar bus accident)

In the chargesheet, it is mentioned that the mishap was caused by "faulty" design of Volvo buses and lack of safety measures. The design of the Volvo bus is such that one main fuel tank of 300 liters capacity is very close to the battery compartment, which tends to be in close proximity to the road on the right hand side of the bus. 

The CID officials have mentioned about the lapses in bus's design and other issues that lead to fire. ( ‘Ash’ Wednesday: Bell tolled for 45 in bus inferno)

A Jabbar Travels Volvo bus,coming to Hyderabad from Bangalore, caught fire in Palem, Mahbubnagar district on October 30, claiming 45 lives.  

Chargesheet was filed against 10 persons so far including TDP MLA JC Prabhaka Reddy's wife and Jabbar Travels employees.  The CID investigation is having a multi-disciplinary approach to examine the criminal culpability of Volvo bus manufacturer and their distributors, owners of the bus, RTA authorities in Bangalore who gave the permit, bus operator, RTA authorities in Hyderabad besides NH authorities and contractors, police officer said.

This charge sheet was filed before the Mahabubnagar court on May 7. 

-With PTI inputs


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