"We have apologized for our mistake. We have not done anything objectionable, but if she feels so then we are apologising for it.We do agree that they have taken the right action against us. We won't repeat this ever," said one of the accused.
Giving details of the incident he said, "We four were returning from our friend's birthday party. We were making a video for Instagram and the music in the car was loud. We were just making funny videos. When we overtook the car, we didn't know that Smriti Irani was there in it. We would have not done this if we knew that it was her car.
Earlier in the day, the four students who were booked for chasing Irani's car on Saturday evening were granted bail.
An FIR has been filed against them under Section 354 D (stalking) and Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The incident took place on Saturday night when four students consumed alcohol at a friend’s birthday party were returning home. On their way back, Union Minister Smriti Irani’s car was passing by and the drunk students without realizing who is inside started chasing down the car.
Smriti Irani first made a PCR call and later lodged a formal complaint with the Chankyapuri police station following which the four were arrested and later granted bail.