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Man alleges uncle dies as BJP leader held up ambulance

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Police have launched a probe after a man claimed that his uncle died while being rushed to a hospital as a local leader held up the ambulance following a minor crash involving his car.

Arun Kumar in a complaint claimed he was taking his uncle, aged around 45, to a cardiologist in an ambulance when it hit the car of the leader from Fatehabad at a roundabout, the SHO of the Fatehabad city police station, Atma Ram, said.

"The complaint alleged that the municipal council leader allegedly stopped the ambulance for a few minutes after it hit his car. The patient allegedly died as he could not get timely treatment," he said.

"Police have taken cognisance of the complaint and we are probing the matter. However, no case has been registered so far," Ram said.

The BJP leader, however, has trashed the allegations, saying he had a word with the ambulance's driver after it reached the hospital.

He told reporters in Fatehabad that the ambulance hit his car from behind near the old bus stand.

He said he asked the ambulance driver to leave immediately on finding it was carrying a patient.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, August 07 2017. 21:07 IST