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BMW accident: Gagan’s family, NGO demand FIR against Atul

Nagpal alleged that the police were deliberately not conducting any medical examination of Atul to know if he was drunk or not.

Deepak Nagpal, brother-in-law of Gagandeep, with other relatives at the press conference in Ludhiana on  Tuesday.  (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)
Deepak Nagpal, brother-in-law of Gagandeep, with other relatives at the press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)

The family of accident victim Gagandeep Sharma and Kamaljeet Soi, chairman, Road Safety Council running NGO Raahat for accident victims, on Tuesday demanded registration of an FIR against Atul Bansal.

Atul was allegedly driving his BMW at a speed of 160 km/hour and street racing when it hit the trees and two of his childhood friends — Gagan and Rajat Dua — died in Sarabha Nagar. The car broke into two pieces and body parts of both the deceased were scattered on the road.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Deepak Nagpal, brother-in-law of Gagandeep, said Facebook posts of Atul were enough to prove that he used to perform stunts on the road and that day also he tried to skid the car, the marks of which were visible on the spot.

Nagpal alleged that the police were deliberately not conducting any medical examination of Atul to know if he was drunk or not.

The aggrieved family also alleged the police harassed them when they tried to get the body. “The police had not completed the documents for conducting a post-mortem till Sunday afternoon despite repeated calls,” he said.

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“A visit to the spot shows that within 100 metres there is a Red Cross Bal Bhawan (orphanage), a slum area and Deepak Hospital. The crash would have been more deadly had it hit any of the mentioned places.

Even then it claimed two young innocent lives leaving their families bereaved. We demand that an FIR be lodged against Atul Bansal immediately for putting so many lives in danger,” said Soi, from NGO Raahat. He also sent a letter to the police commissioner in this regard.