Smriti Irani’s car didn’t kill the doctor in Yamuna Expressway accident: Minister’s office

The police said that Smriti Irani's convoy reached the spot seven to eight minutes after the accident that left one dead two injured.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 8, 2016 3:29 pm
smriti irani One of the eyewitnesses also said that the minister came out of her car and immediately made calls for help and within 10 minutes ambulance was there.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday found herself in a spot after the children of a doctor killed in an accident on the Yamuna Expressway on Saturday night contradicted her claim that she had tried to help the injured and ensure they reached hospital.

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On Saturday night, Irani escaped with minor injuries after her vehicle and her escort vehicle had rammed into a vehicle that had allegedly hit a motor cycle killing one Dr Ramesh Nagar and injuring his daughter Sandali and nephew Pankaj.

However, the minister’s office said in a statement today that the vehicle mentioned in the media reports of having hit the motorcycle had nothing to do with Irani’s cavalcade and that she had directed SSP, Mathura, to arrange ambulance immediately so that injured could be given medical treatment at the earliest.
 

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Commenting on the accident, SSP Mathura, Rakesh Singh said the minister’s car had nothing to do with the accident involving the motorcycle.

“The bike was hit by a Honda City (car). Two other cars also hit it. Then came Smriti Irani’s pilot car. The minister reached the spot 7-8 minutes after the accident. She got out and called our control room for help,” said Rakesh Singh.

One of the eyewitnesses also said that the minister came out of her car and immediately made calls for help and within 10 minutes ambulance was there.

The daughter of deceased doctor had said that Smriti Irani’s convoy rammed into her car and the minister left the spot even though she begged for her help. “Smriti Irani’s convoy rammed into our car, she came out, I begged her for help but she left,” said the daughter of the victim to news agency ANI.

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“My sister literally pleaded with folded hands to Smriti Irani for help, but she did not stop,” said Abhishek Nagar, son of the victim.

A huge pileup of cars on the expressway had lead to Irani’s car crashing as well. Irani, soon after the accident, tweeted saying that she “tried to help the injured who were lying on the road.”

According to The Times of India, an FIR was registered by Agra Police based on a complaint by the doctor’s son against one of Irani’s drivers for causing the accident.

(With inputs from PTI)

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