Lalu's accident: RJD demands probe into security neglect
Posted on: 11:50 PM IST May 06, 2013
Patna: The RJD on Monday demanded a high level inquiry into the Friday night's accident of party chief Lalu Prasad and accused the Bihar government for neglecting security of the former state chief minister.
"Prasad enjoys Z Plus security net. Despite this he was not given any police escort though the DM and SP of Vaishali were given prior intimation of his visit to the district," Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Abdul Bari Siddiqui told reporters here.
There should have been an ambulance in the convoy but unfortunately there was none, he said. "Nobody from state police headquarter or local police went to check about the accident or met Prasad to collect information about it," Siddiqui said and charged the state government with neglecting security of RJD chief.
The state government should own moral responsibility for the accident and order an inquiry, he said adding the damaged vehicle has been kept in the same condition to help any enquiry team in future.
"The guilty officials should be taken to task and steps should be taken to ensure that such things does not happen in future," he said. Prasad had sustained injuries on his head and face when the windshield of his car broke and shards of glass hit him when he was crossing a pantoon bridge near Kachchi Dargah on way to Raghopur in Vaishali district. The vehicle got stuck in the middle of the bridge and due to a sudden jerk, the windshield broke. Shards of glass then hit Prasad who was sitting on the front seat.
He was taken to a private hospital and discharged after giving two stitches. Without mentioning Prasad's name earlier in the day, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said a person sitting in the front seat should fasten seat belt as per traffic rule.