Bus services hit in Karnataka after protests over Shivakumar arrest
Violent protests after the arrest of Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar have forced the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) to cancel bus services in Ramanagar district. On Wednesday morning, the KSRTC also suspended a majority of services between Bengaluru and Mysuru.
An official of the KSRTC said that Bengaluru - Mysuru bus services were stopped following the instructions of the local police. A few services were operated to Mysuru via Magadi. “Normal services will be resumed soon after getting clearance from the local police,” said an official of the KSRTC.
Protesters pelted stones at more than 15 buses in Ramanagar district, including Kanakpura, the hometown of Mr. Shivakumar. A bus was burnt in Chunchi colony in Kanakpura by an unruly mob. In Bengaluru, stones were pelted at a Dharmasthala-bound bus.