Management to be held responsible for crimes committed by unverified drivers, conductors: Bhopal DIG

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Management to be held responsible for crimes committed by unverified drivers, conductors: Bhopal DIG

The letter comes after the brutal murder of a seven-year-old boy in Rayan International School allegedly by a bus conductor.

The management of schools and colleges will be held responsible for crimes committed by drivers, conductors or their support staff if they are found to be employed without police verification, Bhopal range Deputy Inspector General of police Santosh Kumar Singh warned in a strongly worded letter written to all school and college managements.

"The managements of all schools and colleges are directed to get police verification of all drivers, conductors and their support staff done at the earliest, failing which action would be taken against the management," Singh in his letter said.

The letter comes after the brutal murder of a seven-year-old boy in Rayan International School allegedly by a bus conductor.

The Bhopal traffic police as per Supreme Court guidelines has already started inspection of all school and college buses and verification of their documents. As part of the same process police have already inspected 246 buses. Also verification of 20 transport employees that includes drivers, conductors and other support staff has already been done.

According to the police, the incident at Rayan International school in Gurugram has had an alarming impact on school managements in Bhopal.

"Many schools on their own have forwarded a list of drivers and conductors employed by them and have asked for their verification," a Bhopal police officer said.

Parents' associations of many private schools have also approached the police seeking early verification of drivers and conductors.