Four DU students held for chasing Smriti Irani’s car

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New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Four Delhi University students were arrested for “chasing, misbehaving and overtaking” Union minister Smriti Irani’s car in an inebriated state here on Saturday.

Police said the minister’s security staff complained to the Police Control Room (PCR) at around 5 p.m. about the four youths chasing her car and trying to overtake her pilot car near the Myanmar Embassy in Chanakyapuri area.

All the four students — identified as Anand Sharma, Avinash, Shitanshu and Kunal — are in the age group of 20-25 and students of a South Campus college. They have been detained for interrogation at the Chanakyapuri Police Station.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police R.P Meena told IANS: “During their medical examination, they were found to be under the influence of alcohol.”

Smriti Irani’s security staff stopped the students’ speeding Santro car after chasing it near the French Embassy, when it tried to overtake the minister’s pilot car repeatedly, Meena said.

They later handed over these students to the PCR van and the local police, who had reached the spot by then.

“They have been held for speeding, drunken driving and misbehaving with the minister and her staff,” the officer added.

–IANS

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