Vashi police has registered a case against a 40-year-old man who attempted to attack a bus driver with a sword
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Vashi police has registered a case against a 40-year-old man who attempted to attack a bus driver with a sword. The incident took place on a Monday night when the Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) bus driver suddenly halted to give way to pedestrians. The man, driving a car behind the bus, collided with the rear end of the bus and became agitated upon seeing the damage to his vehicle. He retrieved a sword from his car and attempted to assault the bus driver.
The incident occurred in Sector 10 of Vashi around 10:15 pm. The NMMT bus, carrying passengers from Uran to Koparkhairane, had just departed from the NMMC hospital bus stop. When pedestrians unexpectedly appeared in front of the bus, the bus driver, Suryakant Suravanshi (29), promptly applied the brakes to ensure the safety of the passengers.
The abrupt stop caught the driver of the car (MH-03-BC-7492) behind the bus by surprise, leading to the collision and damage to the car's bonnet. The car's driver exited the vehicle and brandished a sword, demanding that the bus driver come out. He continued to yell at the bus driver and attempted to break open the bus door with the sword. Pedestrians and bus passengers recorded the entire incident, and vigilant police officers on patrol noticed the commotion and apprehended the individual wielding the sword.
The man with the sword has been identified as Sunny Lamba (40), a resident of Kalamboli in Panvel. He has been charged under IPC Section 279 (rash driving) and relevant sections of the Arms Act. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of road safety and maintaining composure in unexpected situations.