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Worli hit-and-run case: Accused Mihir Shah, 23, allegedly used fake ID at pub to show he's 27

Mihir Shah, the absconding accused in the BMW hit-and-run case and son of a Shiv Sena politician, was arrested on Tuesday by Mumbai Police, two days after he allegedly rammed his luxury car into a two-wheeler, killing a woman and injuring her husband.

Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 Mumbai Updated on: July 11, 2024 11:54 IST
Worli hit-and-run case
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Worli hit-and-run case: In what could mount more trouble for Mihir Shah, who is accused in Worli hit-and-run case, the bar management has now levelled new allegations against him. Mihir, 24, who managed to evade the police since Sunday morning, was arrested from Virar near Mumbai. As per the latest update, the Mumbai Police is planning to charge Mihir with drunk driving under new criminal laws. He has been sent to police custody till July 16.

Mumbai Police on Thursday said both accused in the case are in police custody. Mihir Shah and Rajrishi Bidawat were confronted by police with each other during interrogation. Both have confessed their roles in the crime. Police did a scene recreation in the presence of the accused with a similar sequence of the actual accident night. The scene was recreated from CJ House Worli to Sea Link Worli. The accused while confessing to his crime says that he is repenting for what he has done.

On Thursday, an investigation suggested that the accused allegedly used an identity card that showed his age as 27 at a pub where he and his friends went, sources said. The pub's management alleged Mihir Shah showed them the identity card which showed he was 27 years old before they allowed him to enter. Three of his friends who went to the pub with him are over 30 years old.

Preliminary investigations showed that the luxury car driven by Mihir rammed into a two-wheeler from behind in the Worli area on Sunday morning, resulting in the death of Kaveri Nakhwa (45), who was riding pillion, while her husband Pradeep survived with injuries.

The investigation also found out that after allegedly hitting, the accused spoke to his girlfriend 40 times before abandoning the car. Police said the girlfriend may now be detained for questioning.

Mihir Shah confesses to hitting

Mihir Shah, the prime accused in the Mumbai BMW hit-and-run case, has told the police he was driving the car at the time of the crash which killed a woman and injured her husband, officials said citing the probe carried out so far. After crashing into the couple's scooter in the early hours of Sunday, Shah was very much aware that the woman was stuck in one of the tyres of the luxury car, but still he drove recklessly and did not stop though motorists passing by frantically signalled and shouted, asking him to halt, an official said on Wednesday. To conceal his identity, Shah shaved his beard and trimmed his hair, the official said, adding they were trying to find out if anyone helped him in changing his appearance.



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