Delhi Police tenders apology to Trinamool MP
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 23:29
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday tendered an apology to Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee whose car was stopped to ensure smooth passage of the convoy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on July 23 here.

"An ACP rank officer from Delhi Police had come to my residence to tender apology for the incident on July 23 at Rajpath," Banerjee said.

The Trinamool MP had got into an argument with security personnel after his car was prevented from entering a road blocked for the Prime Minister's convoy heading towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

Banerjee, a first-time Trinamool Congress MP from Sreerampur in West Bengal, was in his car near Vijay Chowk when police stopped him from going further saying he could not proceed as the "route has been laid for the convoy of the Prime Minister".

Banerjee argued with the security men saying he should be allowed to go as he was a member of the House.

The MP had alleged the police misbehaved with him though he complied with their instructions.

"I was going inside Parliament as I had to get my car a security tag...Police allowed me to cross the first barricade but stopped at the second barricade....they were not behaving properly. I got down from the car and an argument broke out," he said.

After the senior police official's visit to his house, Banerjee said "I have forgotten the incident and it is alright," Banerjee said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 23:29

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