Source: Ittefaq Report
A commuter bus hit lawmaker Rashed Khan Menon’s private car in the streets of Dhaka on Friday morning.
“The driver was in a racing spree,” said Menon after escaping the accident unharmed.
According to witnesses, a bus of Balaka Paribahan crashed into the car of MP Menon from the left and dragged it for a few yards near Mohakhali police box around 7:30am.
Menon, president of Workers Party of Bangladesh, said that one side of his car was damaged in the accident.
“The speed of the bus was low, otherwise serious accident could have taken place,” Menon said.
“It is regrettable that the drivers are still driving this way after serious warnings from police,” he added.
The bus was seized and its driver and conductor were held immediately.
Md Afjal Hosen, a sub-inspector at Banani Police Station, said that the driver did not have a driving license and the vehicle did not have any papers.
The driver of Menon’s car, Sujon Mia filed a case with Banani Police Station in this regard against Amanullah (38), the driver of the bus and Dulal (50), the conductor.
This incident comes just days after a university student was killed at Bashundhara gate which rekindled outrage and mass protests for safe roads for two days.