Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju’s bulletproof vehicle on Saturday evening met with a minor accident at Banihal area in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. ADG Mukesh Singh said, “All are safe and it is a minor accident. Everything is under control.”
According to reports, the truck had suffered a breakdown and the minister’s car grazed it before coming to a halt on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban. The car was damaged but the minister was not hurt and neither were others travelling with him.
The accident took place near Sita Ram Passi in the Maroog area around 6 pm when he was on his way to Srinagar after attending two functions in Jammu and Udhampur, the officials said.
Security personnel in accompanying cars rushed and escorted the minister out of his vehicle, they said.
Rijiju later left for Srinagar and crossed the Banihal tunnel – the gateway to the Kashmir Valley – around 7 pm, the officials said.
A video of the incident shows security officials at the site following the accident.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju luckily escaped unhurt after his car collided with truck.
Incident took place just a month after his statement against former Judges. There should be proper investigation. pic.twitter.com/kydvVeUhG9
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Earlier in the day, Rijiju had tweeted videos of his trip to Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir. He had informed his followers that he was going there to attend a Legal Services Camp.
Going from Jammu to Udhampur in Jammu & Kashmir to attend Legal Services Camp. Many beneficiaries of the Central Govt Schemes are attending the function along with Judges and NALSA team. Now, one can enjoy the beautiful road throughout the journey. pic.twitter.com/5yg43aJX1C
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) April 8, 2023