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Goa Chief Minister's convoy meets with accident; three cops injured

Panaji:  Three policemen were injured when Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's convoy met with an accident in Panaji, police said on Wednesday.

The chief minister was safe in the incident that took place late Tuesday night.

According to police, the accident happened as a private vehicle entered a no-entry zone and hit the pilot jeep of the convoy under the twin Mandovi bridges in Panaji.

Police Inspector Rajendra Prabhudesai said that the accident occurred at 11.35 pm, in which three policemen, including the driver of pilot vehicle, were injured.

The three injured-- driver Gajanan Shirodkar, head constable Umakant Dhavaskar and wireless operator Dyaneshwar Palyekar were admitted to Goa Medical College and Hospital and were later discharged.

Police stated that Mr Parrikar was in the second vehicle followed by an escort car, when the incident took place.

"The private jeep came from the opposite direction in no-entry zone and was about to hit the chief minister's car when the pilot car took the hit on itself," police officials said today.

Police have booked an offence against Pedru Antonio Ferrao, a resident of Calangute for rash and negligent driving.

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