Mahbubnagar deputy district collector Venkateswarulu unveiled a tombstone in memory of the 45 people who were charred to death in the bus inferno at Palem village in Mahbubnagar on Thursday. At an event to mark the 100th day of the mishap and beginning of construction of a memorial at the very site and also to revive the fight for bringing justice to the families of victims, the bus victims JAC reiterated their demand of immediate arrest of the those who led to the grave incident.
The memorial is set to be constructed in the next three months. CPI secretary K Narayana, film actor Sivaji, TRS leader Venkateswara Reddy, and victims’ families were present.
The members vowed to continue their struggle against private bus operators mafia who ply without required permissions and officials who are hand in glove with bus owners. They demanded that government scrap private buses and take them under it.
“We have not got justice even after 100 days. There is a huge political interest preventing the government from arresting the bus owners even when JC Diwakar Reddy openly claims to be the bus owner,” said Sudhakar.