Bhanupratappur, Jul 05:
The migrant workers stuck in UP due to lockdown were sent by bus to Chhattisgarh but the bus after leaving nine passengers in Bhanupratappur was returning back. Some people informed the matter to the administration and immediately administration stopped the bus and workers once again boarded the bus for their respective destinations.
As informed, bus from Sonebhadra district of UP on Saturday at about 9 pm forcibly asked nine passengers to get down at Bhanupratappur and had turned back for UP. Narendra Sharma of the town witnessed this incident. On informing social worker Rajkumar Dubey, SDOP Amolak Singh Dhillon and tehsildar stopped the bus and called it back to Bhanupratappur. The migrant workers four from Kondagaon and three from Naryanpur again boarded the bus and left for their native villages. Two other passengers who were from Bhainsakanhar Du of Korar were sent to their villages by bike and kept at the quarantine centre in their village.
Money collected from workers
Workers said, UP government had sent them by bus to their respective villages at free-of-cost but the driver and conductor collected Rs 2350 from them for fuel and Rs 100 from each as allowances.
“ The bus was forcibly leaving the passengers mid-way and while returning back was called again and workers were sent to their native villages.”