Five days after a bureaucrat's car alleged knocked down a 90-year-old war veteran in Chandigarh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today assured all necessary help to injured Capt Paramjit Kaur Dhanoa (Retd) and said 'legal manipulation' won't be allowed to take place.
"We will give whatever help is required. I can ask my people in Chandigarh to monitor and see that legal manipulation does not take place because of the influential person involved," he told reporters on board the warship INS Kochi which he commissioned here today.
The car belonging to Secretary, Industrial Training in Haryana, Anil Kumar had allegedly knocked down Dhanoa, a former army doctor, on September 25 when she was entering the Tagore theatre to watch a play along with her family members.
Dhanoa has alleged that the officer neither provided any help nor did he apologise to her as she lay on the road bleeding and bruised.
The army veteran received injuries on her face and her head and also suffered broken rib, her son said. The woman was admitted to Command Hospital, Chandimandir and her condition was now stable, her family said. Her grandson, Gobind Singh Dhanoa took to Facebbook to express his "disgust" over what is being described on social media as VVIP racism. Social media users expressed outrage at the incident.
The Chandigarh Police has booked an "unknown person" under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 (endangering life and personal safety of others) of IPC.