How did a ‘bus shelter’ go missing in Bengaluru?

The case of a ‘missing bus shelter in Bengaluru was finally resolved, when it was ‘found’ at a Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) warehouse.

Bengaluru police clarified that it was ‘not stolen.

According to reports, the bus shelter was installed by a BBMP-contracted company and the civic body figured it was a subpar-quality shelter, which might be a threat to public safety.

Speaking to reporters, Bengaluru police said ‘It is reported that the bus shelter was stolen. But our investigation revealed that it was not stolen, and it was shifted to the warehouse of BBMP after the civic body assessed it as poor quality shelter and unsafe for public.’

The top cop also issued a clarification saying the value of the bus shelter is of INR 3 lakh rupees and not INR 10 lakh rupees, which was speculated earlier.

Last week, the Bengaluru police department had launched a probe into the incident by filing a theft First Information Report (FIR), leading to reports that the bus shelter was ‘stolen.’

This was after receiving a complaint by the associate vice-president of the company responsible for constructing Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus shelters in the tech hub.

The complaint was lodged on September 30, after the bus shelter was reportedly removed from the location in August.

Bengaluru police are yet to find out the reason why the complaint was lodged.