Two killed as rider avoids car’s open door, hit by bus State wants tainted of­fi­cials dis­missed

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Cor­re­spon­dent ht­metro@hin­dus­tan­ Pratik Salunke pratik.salunkhe@hin­dus­tan­

Two stu­dents on a scooter died in a freak ac­ci­dent at Sion on Thurs­day morn­ing af­ter the driver of a double-parked car al­legedly opened a door of his ve­hi­cle, forc­ing the scooter rider to swerve out of the way. He lost con­trol and the two young men were struck by a speed­ing bus trav­el­ling in the op­po­site di­rec­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to the Sion po­lice, the vic­tims are Kushal Om­prakash Ya­dav and Shra­van W Bo­rana, both 20 years old and res­i­dents of An­top Hill. The ac­ci­dent oc­curred on the road op­po­site Cham­palal es­tate build­ing in Sion (West) around 8.30 am.

The state govern­ment on Fri­day re­acted to a re­port by Hin­dus­tan Times on 15 govern­ment ser­vants held guilty of corruption by var­i­ous courts across Ma­ha­rash­tra are yet to be dis­missed, while 154 govern­ment ser­vants fac­ing corruption cases are yet to be sus­pended.

HT, on July 25, had pub­lished an ar­ti­cle “15 govt of­fi­cials guilty of graft yet to be dis­missed”. Re­act­ing to the HT re­port, the govern­ment, in a let­ter, said “Chief Sec­re­tary (CS) of Ma­ha­rash­tra Swad­hin Ksha­triya had taken re­view of pend­ing cases re­gard­ing sus­pen­sion and dis­missal of pub­lic ser­vants trapped in An­ti­cor­rup­tion bu­reau (ACB) cases on July 20th when at that time 175 pub­lic ser­vants were to be sus­pended and 29 pub­lic ser­vants were to be dis­missed.”

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