The bus driver was found to be drunk. Trikhaadded that schools would be held responsible if their drivers were found to be intoxicated. Speaking to ANI, she said, “I want to tell the whole state that today a show cause notice has been issued to the school and apart from that, we have taken self-affidavits from the private schools. Second, they have to provide an affidavit of the transportation vehicle saying that their vehicles functioned according to the transport rules and norms, third, whoever is driving their vehicles, if they are found drunk, then they (schools) will hold the responsibility.” Hours after the accident, the government suspended Regional Transport Authority (RTA) Assistant Secretary Pradeep Kumar.  The incident took place close to Unhani village in Kanina at around 8.30am, as the bus was taking students — in primary to secondary classes — to the G L Public School.The police have so far arrested three people including the school's principal Deepti and the driver Dharmender. As per the police, the bus lost control due to rash driving, rammed into a tree and overturned.  Stating that the incident was heartrending, President Droupadi Murmusaid.

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