Bus conductor steals Rs 3 lakh from passenger

Hagaribommanahalli police have arrested a bus conductor for stealing Rs 2.99 lakh cash from a passenger travelling in the Hyderabad-Shimoga Airavat bus, belonging to the Shimoga division of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, at the bus stand here on Wednesday.


Conductor Rudresh had occupied the seat beside Fakruddin who boarded the bus in Hyderabad on Tuesday night. During the journey, Rudresh struck a conversation with Fakruddin and got to know he was carrying Rs 2.99 lakh in a bag and was getting down at Gangavathi.

Rudresh stole the cash after Fakruddin fell asleep, and hid it in a bedsheet. He woke up Fakruddin at Gangavathi, who realised his cash was stolen, on reaching home. 

He immediately alerted the police who halted and inspected the bus at the Hagaribommanahalli bus stand. They also checked the belongings of Rudresh and found the cash wrapped in a bedsheet.

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