Guj police chief faints during Modi`s I-Day address

Gujarat Director General of Police Amitabh Pathak on Thursday fainted near the podium from where Chief Minister Narendra Modi was delivering his Independence Day speech here.

Updated: Aug 15, 2013, 17:17 PM IST

Bhuj (Guj): Gujarat Director General of Police Amitabh Pathak on Thursday fainted near the podium from where Chief Minister Narendra Modi was delivering his Independence Day speech here.

Almost half-an-hour after Modi began his address, Pathak, who was standing near the podium from where Chief Minister unfurled the national flag, suddenly fainted on the ground.

Following this, some officers standing nearby immediately rushed to him and took him behind the podium.

"I don`t know the exact reasons but suddenly I felt fatigue and fell down. Doctors on the venue immediately took care of me after which I am feeling much better and now heading back to Gandhinagar," Pathak said.

Pathak was in the district with the Chief Minister since Wednesday, and had attended a series of public functions apart from official Independence Day celebrations at Lalan College ground here.

PTI