Raje safe after chopper makes forced landing

April 27th, 2008 - 12:09 am ICT by admin  

Bhopal, April 26 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje was safe after her helicopter developed a snag and had to make an emergency landing in a field in Madhya Pradesh, officials said here. Raje was flying to Ujjain from Omkareshwar, where she had gone to offer prayers at the Shiva temple, when the helicopter had to land in a field near the Ichchapur-Indore road around 4 p.m.

She stayed at the site of landing for about an hour before a vehicle was arranged for her, Khandwa Superintendent of Police K.D. Parashar told IANS over phone.

“The helicopter is still parked at the place where it had landed and police are guarding it,” he said.

Raje will inaugurate the Madhya Pradesh government’s Annapurna scheme at the temple town of Ujjain Sunday. The scheme envisages providing food grain at economical prices to the poor.

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