Police to question one survivor of Raigad bus accident which killed 30 people
Police will question the lone survivor of the July 28 bus accident in Maharashtra's Raigad district, in which 30 people were killed, but "not as an accused", a senior official said today.
Thirty out of 31 passengers in a bus, all staff of the Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapith in Dapoli, were killed on July 28 after the vehicle plunged into a 500-foot deep gorge near Ambenali Ghat on the Poladpur-Mahabaleshwar road, about 180 kilometers from here.
"Since he is the only witness, we are going to question him in connection with the incident, but not as an accused," Superintendent of Police, Raigad, Anil Paraskar, said today.
While there are reports that a relative of one of the deceased had written a letter to the Raigad SP raising suspicion that Sawant-Desai may have been driving the ill-fated vehicle when the mishap took place, Paraskar said he had not received the letter.
"I have seen such a message as a WhatsApp forward but I haven't officially received any letter as yet," the SP informed.
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