Two men were killed when a ‘shipping’ car linked to a BJP MP hit their motorbike in a head-on collision here, police said on Monday.
The Scorpio SUV involved in the collision on the Pilibhit-Basti highway near the village of Pangi Khurd on Sunday evening bore the inscription “vidhayak” (legislator), police said.
Police said the car belonged to “a relative” of MP Yogesh Verma, who was not traveling in the vehicle.
Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav said the “BJP twin-engine vehicle” continues to run people over, in a possible reference to the mowing down of four farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri by a car allegedly carrying BJP workers.
On Monday, the Supreme Court overturned bail granted by the Allahabad High Court to Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son, Ashish, who was arrested after the deaths of four protesting farmers and a journalist on October 3.
Police identified the victims of Sunday’s crash as Ravi (22) and his relative Sumit (25), both residents of Kiratpur village.
They were returning home from the nearby village of Ramapur when the accident happened near a petrol pump on Sunday evening.
The driver of the car, identified as Munendra, fled but was later arrested.
Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Arun Kumar Singh said: ‘Two men were killed in the collision between their bicycle and a Scorpio, which is believed to belong to a member of the MP’s family. ”An FIR about this has been filed while the errant driver has been arrested,” the ASP added.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi party chairman Akhilesh Yadav raised questions about the law and order situation in the state.
Two brothers died after being run over by a car belonging to a BJP MP in Lakhimpur Kheri, he said.
“The BJP continues the process of mowing down people with its twin-engine vehicle without impunity,” Yadav said in a Hindi-language party statement.
He also referred to recent cases of crime in the state, saying law and order was in poor condition in Uttar Pradesh.
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