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Police Detain Four Delhi University Students for Chasing Smriti's Car

Four college students were detained by Police on Saturday, following a complaint lodged by Union Minister Smriti Irani.

Updated:April 1, 2017, 9:38 PM IST
Police Detain Four Delhi University Students for Chasing Smriti's Car
File photo of HRD Minister Smriti Irani. (PTI)

New Delhi: Delhi police on Saturday detained four college students, following a complaint lodged by Union Minister Smriti Irani at Chanakyapuri police station. The minister in her complaint alleged that the youth, in a car, chased her and tried overtaking her vehicle.

The incident reportedly occurred at around 5:30 PM. The Union Minister called up PCR before personally going to the police station to file a complaint.

"Their medical examination has confirmed the presence of alcohol in their blood. They were returning from a friend's birthday party in south Delhi and were roaming in the area for fun," police said. Legal action is being taken against the accused youths.

CNN-News18 has learnt that the Santro car used by youth was reportedly involved in an incident near Myanmar Embassy at around 5.20 PM.

Sources in the police told CNN-News18 that students categorically rubbished all the allegations levelled against them by Smriti Irani. "They were returning after attending a birthday party," a source said.

Delhi police, in a tweet, informed that four persons in a car tried to cross Smriti Irani's vehicle when she was crossing Moti Bagh flyover.

Further, the students informed police that they are second and third-year students from Moti Lal Nehru College of Delhi University.

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