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Thrissur: Police arrested seven private bus drivers and five conductors for drunk driving in Thrissur.
The private bus staff were arrested during a surprise raid conducted by the Thrissur East Police in the Shaktan Thampuran Private Bus Stand and North bus stand on Monday. Earlier, the police received several complaints regarding rash driving and misconduct of staff towards people. Following this, the police also warned the employees that strict action would follow if they continued this attitude. However, they continued with their wrongdoings and complaints continued to pour in. As a result, police were forced to conduct surprise inspections in the district.
"We closely monitored private buses for some time before conducting surprise raids. Two accidents happened in Peramangalam involving private buses in August, leaving the bus driver and owner dead. Further, the private bus staff attacked a car driver in the Poothole area. Several cases were also lodged for rash driving," Thrissur City Police ASP KK Sajeev said.