In what could be labeled as an ‘insensitive’ move, policemen in Ahmedabad stopped an ambulance to allow passage to an Indian Premier League convoy. The video of the bizarre incident has gone viral. The grave incident took place in the Panjrapol area on Tuesday. Also Read – Ex Australian Test Cricketer Stuart McGill Allegedly Kidnapped And Then Released
At a time when scores of people are dying in the country due to Covid-19, the police drew a lot of flak for it. After the video went viral, senior police officials enquired with the traffic police personnel about the incident and apparently found nothing wrong with their actions as the Deputy Police Commissioner confirmed that the two IPL buses had passed and the ambulance arrived after that. Also Read – Karnataka Lockdown Extension: State Govt Mulls Imposing Shutdown For 2 More Weeks After May 12 As COVID Cases Rise
“After the video went viral I enquired with the traffic police personnel deployed there at the time of the incident. They told me that two buses of the convoy had already passed when the ambulance arrived there,” Tejas Patel, Deputy Police Commissioner told the Times of India. Also Read – BCCI Thanks Everyone For Organising IPL 2021 in Covid-19 Times, Urges All to Stay Safe
The video of what happened was shot by a person standing at the spot and once it was posted on Twitter by the account name ‘The Age of Bananas’ – it went viral:
Ahmedabad police stopped an ambulance to let pass IPL cricketers’ convoy in a bizarre turn of events.
News18 Gujarati reports this horrible incident that has sparked fury among citizens #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/YEq4MUOTkO
— TheAgeOfBananas (@iScrew) May 4, 2021
Adding further, he claimed that had the cops tried to stop the third bus, there could have been a mishap between the third bus and the two police vehicles along with the convoy. Patel also claimed that the ambulance was allowed to pass that area after 16 seconds.
Meanwhile, following the rise in cases across the country and the IPL bio-bubble breach – BCCI decided to suspend the lucrative T20 league at the moment.
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