Four policemen hurt as van in Pawar`s convoy turns turtle

Four policemen were injured, one critically, when a van in the convoy of NCP chief Sharad Pawar overturned while proceeding from here to Buldhana district on Saturday.

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2010, 21:24 PM IST

Akola: Four policemen were injured, one
critically, when a van in the convoy of NCP chief Sharad Pawar
overturned while proceeding from here to Buldhana district
on Saturday.

According to police, around 4.30 pm the van ran over a
big stone on the Balapur-Shegaon road in this district after
the driver lost control over the vehicle.

"Subsequently, the van turned turtle. Four policemen
were injured in the incident. One of them sustained serious
head injury. Preliminary probe suggests that the accident took
place as the driver lost control due to speed," K P Raut,
senior inspector at Balapur police station said.

"It was the last vehicle in the convoy. Other vehicles
with the Union agriculture minister`s convoy were not stopped
after the mishap. The convoy left to Buldhana where the
politician is scheduled to attend a programme," the official
said.

The policemen were shifted to a nearby hospital.

PTI