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Saturday, Nov 16, 2019

Video | Ambulance carrying bleeding child held up in Delhi to allow VIP movement

People have slammed Delhi traffic police on social media for holding up an ambulance to enable VIP movement.

delhi Updated: Apr 05, 2017 08:18 IST
New Delhi
An ambulance was allegedly held up in Delhi for allowing VIP movement
An ambulance was allegedly held up in Delhi for allowing VIP movement (Video screengrab)

An ambulance carrying a bleeding child was allegedly stopped for a few minutes near Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in central Delhi because the road was barricaded for VIP movement.

A video posted by a man on social media purportedly showed an ambulance stuck near the barricade while people were asking the police officials to let the ambulance go.

In the video, bystanders can be seen questioning the policemen whether “VIPs are more important than the life of a child who is bleeding” as they urge the officials to let the ambulance go.

The incident took place near gate number 14 of the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium near IP Estate. The route was blocked for public movement as the Malaysiya’s head of state was to pass from the area.

Police said they followed the protocol and it took a couple of minutes to let the ambulance go.

“The ambulance was stuck behind several cars. We got the passage cleared and brought it ahead. In a span of few minutes, it was allowed to go,” said a senior police officer.

No one from the child’s family has approached police so far.

At the time of this story being reported, the video had been shared more than 7700 times and had been viewed by more 3,24,000 people.