He said the council would pay tribute to Alisher.
Brisbane's Lord Mayor Graham Quirk called it "a very, very sad day".
A passerby captures the scene.
Luckily the whole bus didn't become engrossed in flames said an officer.
Stewart said, "we understand several passengers on board the bus at the time managed to escape via the rear door and I also understand that is partly because of the heroic the actions of a taxi driver".
Mr Nyok thought had just left the hairdresser after when he saw the bus pull in.
He began kicking frantically at a back door when he heard people screaming.
"Even when the door opened it kept trying to close on me and it was so, so hot in there".
Superintendent Keogh said it was a senseless and confronting act. The Punjabi community in Brisbane knew Alisher as a "multi-talented, polite young artist" who used his poetry to bring about social change.
"There is no apparent motive at this point in time".
Superintendent Jim Keogh addresses the media.
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A 48-year-old man who is suspected to have involved in this incident was taken into custody by the police.
Hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects to Mr Alisher at the scene of the attack on Friday night.
The bus was engulfed in smoke after the driver was set on fire.
A man accused of setting a Brisbane bus driver on fire is "numb" after being charged with murder, his lawyer says.
"Our inquiries indicate that it was rather rapid, what actually happened, the flammable liquid poured, the matter's still subject to investigation".
"In Indian culture, it is normal to get married when you are 25", Mr Brar said. "There were two people when I started walking up, yelling 'run, run!' and then I seen the bus on fire", she said.
"They were saying "please open the door, please open the door".
The device caused "a small fire", according to a police statement.
Manmeet Alisher, a 29-year-old member of the Punjabi ex-pat community, was burnt to death in front of horrified passengers who were lucky to escape just in time.
Inbound lanes of Beaudesert Road are closed with diversions in place.
The road has been blocked with police urging motorists to avoid the area.