Ambulance carrying heart patient allegedly stopped to allow Mamata Banerjee’s convoy

The family members alleged that they had to plead with the senior police officers present there to allow the passage of the ambulance.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: December 24, 2015 8:40 pm
Mamata banerjee convoy, mamata convoy ambulance, ambulance mamata convoy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

An ambulance carrying a heart patient was allegedly stopped to make way for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s convoy, even as police denied any such incident on Kona Expressway in Howrah district.

Trinamool Congress said Banerjee flew into the city in a helicopter from the seaside town of Digha and her convoy did not cross the area.

However, patient’s family member Meherjan Begum alleged that the police had stopped their ambulance on Kona Expressway for half-an-hour to make way for the chief minister’s convoy.

Share This Article
Related Article

He also claimed that the family members had to plead with the senior police officers present there to allow the passage of the ambulance.

A top police officer in Howrah told, “Going by the CCTV footages, we have found that five ambulances have passed through that stretch during that period and the particular ambulance was never stopped at any point as alleged by the patient’s family.

“Our priority is to let ambulances pass because it is a matter of life and death. Such allegations are hurting,” he said.

Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress national spokesperson Derek O’Brien in a statement said, “On Dec 23, Mamata Banerjee flew by helicopter from Digha to Kolkata.

No CM’s convoy was passing by. The traffic interruption, and the inconvenience shown to citizens in Howra was absolutely unnecessary,” he said.

“Mamata Banerjee travels with minimal fuss and frills, without the usual cavalcade of VIPs. She is the last person to disrupt traffic,” the statement added.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. D
    Dec 25, 2015 at 9:10 am
    CM ofBengal B**** and her father was B******
    1. R
      Dec 24, 2015 at 8:24 pm
      Good reporting. Citizens of WB please vote this crazy person out!
      1. K
        Dec 24, 2015 at 3:53 pm
        I do not want to blame Mamta , the entire system in India is rotten, kissing the behind of politicians so they can let the people around them make money from corrupt means. There should be a law that mandates that emergency vehicles take priority over anyone, it should be implemented and those who break the law should be dismissed from their services.
        1. F
          farhan saud
          Dec 24, 2015 at 3:33 pm
          i am sad to know about the tragic bsf aeroplane crash GOD bless all people who lost their lives
          1. J
            Dec 24, 2015 at 11:03 pm
            She is Bitach #1
            1. Load More Comments