'Attempt on my life,' says Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde after truck hits his convoy

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'Attempt on my life,' says Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde after truck hits his convoy

While urging police to take the case seriously, Mr Hegde suspected a bigger nexus behind the incident.

Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Anant Kumar Hegde claimed that a 'deliberate attempt' on his life was made by a truck that hit his convoy on Tuesday night in Karnataka.

BJP MLA Hegde was travelling in Halageri district in Ranebennur taluk of Haveri district when a truck tried to ram into his car at around 11:30 on Tuesday night. The truck, however, missed his car and hit the vehicle escorting him. Before the truck driver could run away, the locals caught him. The driver has been arrested.

The minister in his tweets said that the truck driver purposely hit the car and it was a deliberate attempt on his life. "A deliberate attempt on my life seems to have been executed just now. A truck on NH, near Halageri in Ranebennur taluk of Haveri district has hit my escort vehicle which tried to hit my vehicle in the first instance. Since our vehicle was in top speed we escaped the hit," Anant Kumar Hegde wrote on Twitter.

Mr Hegde alleged that the truck was being driven in the wrong direction and was parked right in the road horizotally, and tried to hit his car. The impact of the crash was such that Anant Kumar Hegde's staff in the car that was escorting him suffered a few injuries and a fracture.

"But unfortunately, our escort vehicle running behind us got hit and one of our staff has been injured seriously with shoulder fracture. The driver named Naser has been caught hold by the localites and seems to be normal without any alcholic hangover," he said.

The BJP MLA also claimed that the truck driver did not appear to be under alcohol influence when he was caught by the locals. While urging police to take the case seriously, Mr Hegde suspected a bigger nexus behind the incident. "I urge the police to take the case seriously in spilling the truth out from this guy named Nasir. There might be a bigger nexus behind this incident and am sure Police would expose all of them," he wrote on Twitter.




He also posted a video that he recorded after the incident took place.

WATCH IT BELOW:

I suspect serious attempt on my life looking at the incident as it doesn't make an accident. The driver has purposefully tried hitting our vehicle and then hit our escort vehicle which is quiet evident in this video. pic.twitter.com/zAZjGwIWqq

Anantkumar Hegde (@AnantkumarH) April 17, 2018