Amit Shah Traped in Lift, Rescued After 40 Minutes


Patna: BJP president Amit Shah along with his party's Bihar in-charge Bhupendra Yadav and Saudan Singh got stuck in a lift at the state guest house in Patna on Thursday night. The incident occured around 11:15pm and Shah remained locked inside the lift for around 30 minutes.

He provided the toll free emergency number of the lift company to his security personnel. Suffocated and panic stricken, Shah and others were rescued by the CRPF men who ripped apart steel doors of the elevator.

"The lift got stuck between the two floors and its metal doors also got jammed at around 11.30 PM last night. There was no lift operator or person capable of handling such emergency around. The mobile phones of those trapped inside were also out of range as they were in a closed box," BJP state President Mangal Pandey said. 

Meanwhile, Shah left for New Delhi on Friday morning. He came to Patna on Thursday to participate in a forum organised by a vernacular daily. He was staying at the state guest house and was conducting a meeting with party leaders in view of the forthcoming Assembly polls in Bihar.