Punjab MLA meets driver Gurjant,assures all help

A Punjab legislator on Thursday met truck driver Gurjant Singh,who is in CID custody here on the charge of making an attempt on the life of Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee,and promised that efforts were being made to withdraw the case against him.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Kolkata | Published:August 20, 2010 3:29 am

A Punjab legislator on Thursday met truck driver Gurjant Singh,who is in CID custody here on the charge of making an attempt on the life of Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee,and promised that efforts were being made to withdraw the case against him.

“We are making a representation to Mamata didi so that the case against Gurjant is withdrawn,” Mangat Rai Bansal,from Budhada,said after the meeting.

“We have also assured him that all steps were being taken to secure his release from custody and legal steps were being contemplated to secure bail for him,” he said.

Bansal said:”I have spoken with Gurjant. He told me that the brakes of his truck failed and he lost control over the vehicle. I hope that he will get justice.” Gurjant’s brother and his relative have boarded a train to Howrah and they would be reaching the city tomorrow.

Banerjee was injured after she was flung on the dashboard of her car after it was bumped by her escort car which was hit from behind by the truck driven by Gurjant,75 km from here at Kolaghat,where she had made an unscheduled stop for tea.

Gurjant was arrested on the charge of reckless driving and causing injury to a constable in the escort car,but was given bail by a district court the next day.

He was rearrested following a complaint filed by Trinamool Congress MP Subhendu Adhikari with a fresh case of attempt to murder filed against him.

The Left Front government handed over the case to the CID,which took Gurjant into custody after the court gave 12 days’ police remand.

Sangrur MP takes up driver’s case with Mamata
Sangrur: Sangrur MP Vijay Inder Singla on Thursday met Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee at Parliament and requested her to look into the case pertaining the arrest of a Sangrur driver,Gurjant Singh. Singh was arrested by the West Bengal Police in connection with an accident that injured Mamata and subsequently,an attempt to murder case was registered against him. In a press release Singla stated that Mamata has assured him that she will look into the case sympathetically,that she was pro-poor and admired Punjabis. She has also told him that she was not the complainant in

the case.

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