Parents of some 450 students of a Vasai school are thanking a senior Police Inspector of the Waliv police for escorting 21 buses, with students safely to their homes, due to the RPI called Maharashtra State bandh. The school management fearing for the safety of the kids called the Waliv police, and the Inspector along with Riot Control Force (RCP), escorted the 21school buses in his official jeep.

   Said SrPI Sanjay Hazare of Waliv police, at around 1115 hours, I got a call from the Vidya Vikasini school in Vasai East, that they  would be releasing their students and were worried about their safety as some protestors were staging morchas and chanting slogans and the school management feared that the protestors could pelt stones at the school buses, and the minor students could be injured.  So I personally went to the school and spoke to the principal and got to know that the kids would be leaving the school at around 1130 hours, and it would another half an hour for them to board their respective buses, he added. I saw the worried faces of the  parents at the school and we  assured them that the kids would reach home safe and  along with a platoon of the Riot Control Force (RCF), which I had called as an extra security cover,we  left the school with me  escorting the  21 buses,at round 1230, he said. He also said all along the important junctions like Gokhivare, Evershine, Vasant Nagri and other junctions  there was a raasta roko by the protestors, but thanks to the police presence, the buses got a safe passage and the kids reached home safely,said PI Hazare.

  We were worried about the children's safety due to the bandh call, and the school management timely called the police who escorted the kids to their destinations, and we thank PI Hazare for doing a commendable job,said Pratik Thakur, a parent whose daughter studies in the school.