Close shave for BJP MP Sak­shi Ma­haraj

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Front Page - He­men­dra Chaturvedi he­men­dra.chaturvedi@hin­dus­tan­times.com ▪

AGRA: BJP MP from Un­nao Sak­shi Ma­haraj had a nar­row escape when his SUV was hit by a milk tanker in Etah on Tues­day. Ad­di­tional su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice, Etah, said three peo­ple, in­clud­ing Sak­shi Ma­haraj, his driver Ashok Ku­mar and a lo­cal res­i­dent Ga­jen­dra, who was rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle, were in­jured in the in­ci­dent. The tanker driver has been ar­rested.

AGRA: BJP MP from Un­nao Sak­shi Ma­haraj had a nar­row escape when his SUV was hit by a milk tanker in Etah on Tues­day morn­ing, po­lice said.

Ad­di­tional su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice (ASP), Etah, said the tanker’s driver Ra­jen­dra Singh, a res­i­dent of Kosma in Main­puri district, had been ar­rested on the com­plaint of MP’s driver Ashok Ku­mar.

“The tanker driver said he had been driv­ing con­tin­u­ously for the last three days and fell asleep los­ing con­trol over the tanker which moved on the wrong side of the di­vider,” the ASP said. “Three peo­ple, in­clud­ing Sak­shi Ma­haraj, his driver Ashok Ku­mar and a lo­cal res­i­dent Ga­jen­dra, who was rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle, were in­jured in the in­ci­dent,” the ASP said. Sak­shi Ma­haraj, who sus­tained mi­nor in­jury in the in­ci­dent, doubted the in­ten­tion of the driver who hit his sta­tion­ary car.

The milk tanker also hit a mo­tor cy­cle be­fore stop­ping on the wrong side of di­vider.

Sak­shi Ma­haraj was go­ing to his ashram in Etah from New Delhi. “My sta­tion­ary car was dragged by the tanker for about 35 me­tres. It ap­pears the driver in­tended to cause harm to me,” the MP claimed.

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▪ Sak­shi Ma­haraj.

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