On Thursday, Tej Pratap Yadav, the eldest son of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, found himself in yet another controversy after his BMW car reportedly got involved in an accident with an autorickshaw in Varanasi’s Rohaniya area.
According to a Dainik Bhaskar report, the incident took place today on Thursday morning in which a BMW car belonging to Tej Pratap Yadav suffered damages after it hit an autorickshaw in Rohaniya’s Karnadadi road.
Soon, an argument broke out between Tej Pratap’s driver, Jayapal and the man driving the auto as the former asked the latter to pay compensation of Rs 1,80,000 towards damages of the luxury car.
SO Parshuram Tripathy has been quoted by the report as saying that the car was travelling to bring Tej Pratap. As per reports, Tej Pratap is in Vrindavan nowadays and the car, along with other escort vehicles, was travelling to bring him to Bihar.
As the auto driver could not pay the damage, Tej Pratap Yadav’s driver had allegedly resorted to vandalism and attacked the auto driver. Though no one had been injured in the accident, local eyewitnesses have stated that it was the car that had hit the autorickshaw and it was not the auto driver’s fault. The police were informed by the local people who had also mediated and rescued the auto driver.
The police have also stated that if the auto driver wishes to press charges, they will file a complaint. Local people have stated that the car driver was threatening the auto driver repeatedly.
As per reports, Tej Pratap, who was not in the car at that time, later called up both the parties involved in the incident and inquired about their well being. Varanasi police have reportedly informed that both parties have agreed not to press charges and have compromised.