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Truck hits Mamata's convoy, driver held

August 09, 2010 23:36 IST

One of the cars in the convoy of Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee was on Monday night hit by a lorry coming from opposite direction at Kolaghat in East Midnapore district causing minor injuries to her body guard.

The incident occurred while the Trinamool Congress chief was returning from a rally in Lalgarh. "The railway minister was not in the vehicle which was knocked by the lorry, causing minor injuries to one of her bodyguards," East Midnapore Superintendent of Police Ashok Biswas told PTI.

The lorry driver was arrested.

The movement of Banerjee's convoy was halted for some time but she resumed journey a little later, Biswas said.

Trinamool Congress legislator Firhad Hakim, accompanying Mamata Banerjee in her vehicle, alleged that the lorry was dangerously approaching from the left side and knocked the vehicle carrying her bodyguards.

"Mamata Banerjee had a providential escape but was in a state of shock due to sudden jerk," Hakim said.

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