Dasmunsi’s car falls in drain, two cops suspended

October 2nd, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Oct 2 (IANS) Two police officers were suspended Thursday for not escorting union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi’s car that eventually fell into a roadside drain in a West Bengal town.”Dasmunsi was on his way to inaugurate a Durga Puja pandal at West Bengal’s Howrah town. His car was to be escorted by the Howrah police from Vidyasagar Setu (second Hoogly bridge). But no pilot car was present there,” Howrah district police superintendent Niraj K. Singh told reporters here.

Singh said Dasmunsi’s car, on the way to the pandal, fell into a roadside ditch while trying to give way to a rickshaw.

“The pilot car driver Pradip Mondal and a sub-inspector of Howrah police Kharaj Bhattacharjee have been suspended,” he said.

“The entire area was waterlogged and it was difficult to locate the drain. However, no one was hurt in the incident. Dasmunsi was taken to the pandal in another car”.

According to district sources, Dasmunsi spent about 15 minutes at the Puja pandal before leaving for Kolkata.

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