HUBLI: In the backdrop of the controversy over removing a Maharashtra board and its reinstallation at Yellur in Belgaum district, some miscreants pelted stones on a bus belonging to the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) here on Saturday night.
According to police sources, a six-member group pelted stones on the bus when it was heading towards Mumbai from Bangalore. Bus conductor Danappa Shapur has lodged a complaint at Kasabapeth police station.
Police suspect pro-Kannada organisations in the premeditated attack. The miscreants who had come in a car and on a motorbike, were waiting near Gabbur toll plaza. No passenger was hurt in the incident.
The bus rescheduled to 5 am. As the cameras in the toll plaza have captured the stone pelting incident, the police are going through the visuals.
It is also learnt that three more Maharashtra-bound buses were stoned but the police have not confirmed the attack.