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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    Vyapam Sharma
    Mar 7, 2016 at 6:23 pm
    I was in the pileup. I saw Smriti Irani jumping out and making frantic calls to his boss MOHAN BUGAWAT to imm sisterly air lift her and drop her in above the parliament. I then came out of my car and saw the dead body of the person on the road. It was her car that hit the car in from of her.
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      Haradhan Mandal
      Mar 7, 2016 at 2:48 pm
      Can someone from IE explain what does it mean by HAPPY (10%) and Angry 81%. Does it serve any purpose specially on news items like this? People are happy that someone died? or Smriti Irani in a spot, - or People are angry as some one has died (possibly could have been saved) or for the two little children - left on their own with father dying or People/press making a false case/issue against Smriti Irani (again) ? I also see people are excited (1%), some are amused (7%) - they could be in such cases. AND ,lastly but not the least, some are indifferent (1%) - but makes it point and their DUTY to let others know!!! What purpose do these serve - specially on such news items.
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      Nanjundaswamy
      Mar 7, 2016 at 11:34 am
      The dead Doctor became ANTI-NATIONAL, of course after death!
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        Srinivasan.Seshadri
        Mar 7, 2016 at 10:54 am
        Leave aside all that said by so called witnesses. Indian witnesses are 2 a paisa. Listen to the real sufferer of the accident- the daughter of the dead Doctor. She knows the pain. She does not have any political or personal or economical gain by unnecessary blaming Smriti Irani. What the daughter says must be true.
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          Nambiar
          Mar 7, 2016 at 11:42 am
          If LUNATIC brahmin could achieve great fetes in their life WITHOUT ANY raw HELP IN THEIR APPOINTMENTS AS HEAD OF GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS, THEN WHY BRAHMINS WANTBTO ABOLISH RESERVATION? BECAUSE THEY ARE PERFECT PERVERTS WHO WANTS TO DESTROY OPPORTUNITY OF NON-BRAHMINS.
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            IML sood
            Mar 7, 2016 at 2:36 pm
            Why and why maroons including bias media are reporting rather planting false stories against HR minister?One reason could be that PPpu's ground is shaken in Amethi and these media houses pampered by Cong. government for the last 60 years foresee their decline in revenue rather loot which they enjo till now.Others such deep reasons can also be counted if someone wants to go deep.
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              From.iran
              Mar 7, 2016 at 11:50 am
              It's not the inertia of Smriti Irani's car. It's her own inertia that caused the death.
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                Nambiar
                Mar 7, 2016 at 11:22 am
                I wish the LUNATIC's mother had died in the accident involving Irani's car. As a LUNATIC brahmin, he would still defend her beloved Smriti IRANi than sob for his mother.
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