New Delhi: With the victim’s daughter pointing fingers at Smriti Irani post the accident at the Yamuna Expressway, the HRD Ministry issued a clarification stating that the lawmaker directed the Mathura Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to arrange ambulance immediately so that injured could be given medical treatment at the earliest.
The HRD Ministry said the car, which allegedly hit the biker who later died, has nothing to do with minister’s cavalcade.
“It is clarified that private vehicle Honda City DL 3C BA 5315, which allegedly hit the biker, who later on died has nothing to do with HRD Minister’s cavalcade as being run in section of media. Rather, Minister directed SSP Mathura to arrange ambulance immediately so that injured could be given medical treatment at the earliest,” said the HRD Ministry spokesperson.
SSP Rakesh Yadav said her convoy crashed into vehicles which were already piled up on Yamuna Expressway due to that accident
“Smriti Irani ji’s convoy had reached accident spot, 7-8 minutes after the accident, where 1 person died and 2 were injured,” Yadav said.
Manoj Chopra, an eyewitness, also said Smriti Irani ji’s convoy had rammed into vehicles which were piled up due to the accident.
“She came out of her car & immediately made calls for help after I explained her the situation, within 10 minutes ambulance was there,” he added.
Earlier, the daughter of the victim, who died after Irani’s cavalcade hit their vehicle, said that she pleaded before her with folded hands but the Union HRD Minister didn’t provide them any help.
Irani’s convoy was caught in a car pile-up following an accident on the Yamuna Expressway on Saturday.
However, Irani, who was on her way to Delhi, escaped unhurt.
In a series of tweets following the accident, the HRD Minister had earlier informed of her well-being and thanked the people for their concern.
“Tried to help the injured who were lying on the road for quiet sometime and ensured they reach a hospital. Pray for their safety,” she said.
Irani said that she also ensured the people injured in the accident were taken to a hospital and thanked others for helping out.
According to reports, an FIR has also been registered in connection with this accident