New Delhi: In a shocking incident, an 80 year old heart patient died on the spot after an ambulance with a red beacon was stopped by police for 30 minutes.
The patient Abdul Rehman Dar, who was being taken to SKIMS hospital in Srinagar, died after the traffic cops stopped the ambulance for using a red beacon in Sopore area on Tuesday.
The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah expressed concern over the matter and termed is absolute mindlessness.
He said the matter would be taken to the state High Court.
The man breathed his last at the hospital soon after his arrival, the family said claiming that “inordinate delay had led to his death”.
The cops had stopped the ambulance asking the driver to remove the red beacon and siren in view of the Supreme Court ruling on the matter on Tuesday.
Omar sought a report from Inspector General of Police about the incident and later took to micro-blogging site Twitter.com promising to take up the matter with the high court as the ambulance was not stopped by police but by a mobile magistrate.
“The ambulance was not stopped by police but by mobile magistrate who is a court officer. Will be formally taking up with high court,” he said.