Yamuna Expressway accident: Victim's son writes to President, says Smriti Irani was insensitive to his family

In what can bring in more trouble for Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, a son of a doctor killed in an accident on the Yamuna Expressway, has written to President Pranab Mukherjee claiming that, he was forced by the police station in charge to change the registration number of a "wrong car" in the FIR, a report said on Thursday.

Updated: Mar 10, 2016, 09:34 AM IST
Yamuna Expressway accident: Victim's son writes to President, says Smriti Irani was insensitive to his family

New Delhi: In what can bring in more trouble for Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani, the son of a doctor killed in an accident on the Yamuna Expressway has written to President Pranab Mukherjee claiming that he was forced by the police station in-charge to change the registration number of a "wrong car" in the FIR, a report said on Thursday.

According to a report published in 'The Times of India', Dr Ramesh Nagar's son Abhishek Nagar has appealed to the President for justice. TOI has claimed to have got access to the letter.

In the letter, Abhishek has accused Smriti Irani of being 'insensitive' and maintained that her convoy rammed into his father's motorcycle.

He further wrote that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP didn't help even as his sister Sandali who begged her with folded hands.

Abhishek's letter states, “The station in-charge of Manth police station refused to register the case if I didn't mention the number in the FIR. The inspector claimed that he had seized the car, but was reluctant to show it."

He has also alleged that the driver of the vehicle ran away after the accident.

The children of the Agra-based doctor killed in an accident on the Yamuna Expressway on Saturday night had earlier contradicted Irani's claim that she had tried to help the injured and ensure they reached the hospital.

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.

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.

Later, the minister's office said in a statement 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.

Irani's office issued a statement in which it said that in sections of media a news story was being run regarding an accident that happened on Yamuna Expressway on late night of March 5, in which it has been mentioned that vehicle with registration number (DL 3C BA 5315 - Honda city) has allegedly hit a biker.

"It is clarified hereunder that this vehicle has nothing to do with HRD Minister's cavalcade, while it is to be noted that Union HRD Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, had directed SSP, Mathura, to arrange ambulance immediately so that injured could be given medical treatment at the earliest," it said.