Video: SP leader’s car seen being dragged 500 meters by truck in UP’s Mainpuri

Reported by Hemendra Chaturvedi | Written by Sharmita Kar

Samajwadi party leader Devendra Singh Yadav’s car was hit by a truck on Sunday and dragged for more than 500 meters before coming to a stop in Mainpuri district, Uttar Pradesh. The truck driver was arrested and an investigation is ongoing, police said.

The incident happened late Sunday evening. A video, shared by news agency ANI, showed how the truck slammed into Yadav’s vehicle on a relatively busy street. Some passers-by who witnessed the accident rushed after the truck as it continued to drag for half a kilometer after hitting the car and helped passengers out of the car. A motorcycle was also hit in the incident, the video showed.

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“Party leader Samajwadi’s car was hit by the truck after which it was dragged over 500 meters. Itawa’s truck driver was arrested. The investigation is ongoing,” said Mainpuri Superintendent Kamlesh Dikshit as quoted by ANI.

Yadav is the chairman of SP’s Mainpuri division. According to reports, he was on his way home from the party office when the accident happened. He is in stable condition.

A case has been registered under Sections 279, 337 and 307 of the Indian Penal Code against the truck driver who was not named in the registered FIR at Kotwali Sadar Police Station in Mainpuri.

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