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Mihir Shah, 2 Mates Had 12 Massive Whiskey Pegs Earlier than BMW Hit-And-Run

Mihir Shah, BMW Hit-And-Run Accused, Had Drinks Again After Leaving Pub

BMW Crash: Mihir Shah was 23, two years beneath the authorized ingesting age in Mumbai.


Mihir Shah – the 23-year-old who allegedly rammed a dashing BMW right into a two-wheeler in Mumbai’s Worli and killed a lady, dragging her physique alongside for 1.5 km earlier than stopping – consumed 12 massive pegs of whiskey hours earlier, sources instructed NDTV Thursday morning.

Police sources stated Shah, interrogated for a second consecutive day right this moment, was “closely drunk… and on a joyride” on the time of the horrific collision. The cops stated that Shah, although below the affect was “nicely conscious” of a trapped physique, as pedestrians have been shouting at him to cease.

Shah and his driver, Rajrishi Bidawat – who could have helped the younger man dislodge and dump the physique by the facet of the highway, and conceal proof, after the automobile stopped – have been interrogated collectively, the cops stated. Each expressed regret however claimed they didn’t see the lady’s physique.

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Arrested on Tuesday, after evading the police for over 72 hours, probably with assist from his household – Shah earlier confessed to hitting the two-wheeler however denied he had been ingesting.

Uncertainty over how drunk Shah was is unlikely to be dispelled by medical exams.

Protocol in suspected drunk driving circumstances is to manage alcohol exams, however these may be ineffective 12 hours after the final drink. Shah had dodged arrested for 3 full days.

In line with the police, on Saturday evening Shah and three buddies drank a dozen 60ml glasses of whiskey on the Vice-World Tapas Bar in Juhu. They left the bar – components of which have been demolished yesterday for serving liquor to Mihir Shah, who’s beneath the authorized ingesting age – at 11 pm.

The bar has claimed Shah confirmed them a false ID that stated he was 27 years outdated.

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Shah, then driving a Mercedes registered to his father, Rajesh Shah, drove his buddies to his residence in Borivali earlier than setting out – within the early hours of Sunday morning, within the BMW – for Marine Drive for the “joyride”. Cops stated the BMW was initially pushed by Bidawat, however Shah took over close to Girgaon Chowpatty, a small seaside on the northern finish of Marine Drive, after which the crash occured.

Additionally, police sources stated Shah, after this morning’s interrogation, confessed to a second spherical of drinks after setting out from Borivali within the BMW. This was earlier than the automobile reached Malad.

The BMW collided with the two-wheeler at 5.30 am.

After the crash Mihir Shah reportedly exchanged a number of cellphone calls together with his father and girlfriend earlier than hailing an auto-rickshaw and disappearing from the scene. His father and Bidawat, in the meantime, have been busy attempting to cowl up the collision, together with attempting to dump the automobile.

After a lot outrage, Shah was ultimately arrested from an condominium in Virar, which is about 65 km from Mumbai. His mom and two sisters, who could have helped him, have been additionally arrested.

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Shah’s father is a politician who held a neighborhood management publish with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena faction. On Wednesday, 4 days after the crash, Rajesh Shah was suspended. Mr Shinde had earlier stated “nobody… affiliated with any celebration… can have immunity”.

Shah and Bidawat have been arrested late Sunday however the father was received bail 24 hours later.

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The lady who died was 45-year-old Kaveri Nakva. Her husband, Pradip Navka, was lucky to flee with minor accidents. He has been supplied Rs 10 lakh as compensation.

Talking to NDTV this week, Mr Nakva stated the percentages have been tipped in opposition to his household of their seek for justice, mentioning Mihir Shah had cash and was well-connected.

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“We’re poor. Who’s there to help us or get us justice? In the present day, he will likely be despatched to jail. Tomorrow he will likely be produced in court docket after which he’ll get bail. He will likely be launched after which this case will likely be dragged on. The place will we get the cash (to combat the case)? How will we rent a lawyer? Who’s there for us?”

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