Youth dies as cops arrange for CM convoy; Cong demands action

Bhopal: A youth seriously injured after being hit by a bus lay unattended near Madhya Pradesh Assembly here and later died, even as policemen there allegedly stayed busy arranging for Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s convoy, prompting Congress to demand action against the personnel.


The 22-year-old victim, Vikas Soniya, was hit by a bus near the state Assembly building on Tuesday and allegedly lay unattended writhing in pain. According to police, Vikas was later rushed to J P Hospital. From there he was taken to Narmada hospital where he died. A senior police official said that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

Taking a dim view of the youth’s demise “for want of immediate attention and medical care”, the state Congress unit today demanded that policemen deputed in front of the Assembly on March 1 should be booked for murder as they allegedly did not help the victim.

“Policemen deputed in front of the assembly two days ago should be charged with murder as they intentionally didn’t attend Vikas Soniya, whose motorbike was hit by a bus, for half-an-hour as they gave pre-eminence to saluting MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, whose convoy was to pass from the road,” state Congress spokesman K K Mishra alleged.

“According to information coming to me, the accident took place at around 11.20 AM, but the police on duty didn’t attend him, rather they pulled him and his motorbike on the side of the road to make way for the CM’s convoy,” he alleged.

People around the place rang up the ‘108’ ambulance service at around 11.28 AM which reached at 11.40 AM, he said.

In the meanwhile, the CM’s convoy passed at 11.39 AM, for which the traffic on the thoroughfare, where Vikas lay on the road, was halted by police, he said.

Had the police rushed Vikas, who sustained serious head injuries, to hospital on time, his life could have been saved, Mishra claimed.

“The area in and around the state Assembly is a high security zone given that the budget session is underway. Police should have called the Assembly’s ambulance and rushed the victim to hospital immediately,” the leader said.

“We are going to mount pressure on the government to book the policemen under IPC section 302 (murder),” he said.

Meanwhile, a senior police official said that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

“I have set up an inquiry headed by our Additional Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Sandeep Yadav to look into the incident. Action will be taken according to the ASP’s findings,” Deputy Inspector General of Police Raman Singh Sikarwar said.

On the alleged in-human attitude of police, he claimed that two ambulances reached with 11 minutes of the accident to the rescue of victim.

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  1. Dear readers,

    There are more than 50 accounted murders behind ‘Vyapam scam’.Still PM Modi’s central government is yet to take any action.

    Apart from this there are no progress in Jhabua blast in which 89 people killed.Even after direct links to RSS mastermind Rajendra Kaswa with Rs 1 lakh as reward,who had allegedly stored mining gelatin sticks in the shop continue to evade the state police.

    It won’t be ruled out RSS is storing explosives to communal hatred like they have done aftermath of ‘Godhra’ and recent disclosure of Smriti Irani aide Katheria in openly rally.

    Interestingly our mass media seems to in no intrest and completely forgotten the incident.While media like Zee TV and Times Now is only interested in TRP rating,JNU campus remains focus of attention and real anti nationals remains off the lens.

    As the days pass PM Modi’s ‘sabka saath,sabka vikas’ is only turning to be another ‘Jumbla’.While ‘development’ remains elusive but destruction of national integrity is at full swing.

    Jai Hind

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