A day after Santosh Koli,the Aam Aadmi Party leader from Sunder Nagri was injured in an accident near the Pacific Mall in Kaushambi,her condition continues to be critical at Yashoda Hospital in Ghaziabad. On Sunday,Koli was travelling on a two-wheeler to the party office in Kaushambi,when it was hit by a car. AAP party officials had later suggested that the accident was intentional and a case of attempt to murder was registered by the Ghaziabad police.
Koli was one of Arvind Kejriwals associates when he started Parivartan in 2002. Kejriwal launched his protest against electricity bills in April this year from her house in Sunder Nagri. Subsequently,Kjriwal registered his election candidature at the Sunder Nagri address. Koli was made the party candidate from North East Delhis Seemapuri constituency.
Rajan Prakash,an AAP party activist said,Santosh had received threats a few days ago not to enter politics. When Santosh,along with Kuldeep,another party worker,was going to Kaushambi office on a bike,a car hit them from behind and fled from the spot. The impact of the collision was such that the bike caught fire. She sustained severe head injuries and was rushed to Yashoda Hospital. AAP party officials on Monday,conducted a ceremony to pray for her well being,members said.
On their part however,senior police officers said that very little headway has been made on identifying the errant driver. The CCTV footage from close by shops has not proved very fruitful. We are currently speaking to the locals who were around the accident site at 5.15 pm. However,while we registered a case on sections related to attempt to murder based on the complaint received,prima facie it seems like an accident. Further investigations are under way, a senior officer said.