Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Mihir Shah, BMW hit-and-run case prime accused, arrested due to friend’s mistake – N.F Times

Mumbai: Mihir Shah, an absconding accused in the Mumbai BMW hit-and-run case and son of Shiv Sena leader Rajesh Shah, was arrested by police on Tuesday – two days after he allegedly rammed his luxury car into a two-wheeler, killing a woman and injuring her husband. Mihir Shah, 24, who managed to evade the police since Sunday morning, was arrested from Virar near Mumbai.

Kaveri Nakhwa was dragged for around 1.5 km by the speeding car before Mihir Shah pulled it over, swapped the seat with his driver, Rajrishi Bidawat, and fled in another vehicle, according to the Mumbai Police.

According to the police, Mihir Shah fled the scene in an auto rickshaw, leaving his car and driver behind in the Kala Nagar area. He then reached his woman friend’s residence in suburban Goregaon. His friend contacted Mihir Shah’s sister, who arrived in Goregaon and took him and his friend to her residence in Borivali, PTI reported.

The Shah family then decided to flee to a resort in Shahapur, Thane district, traveling in an Audi car. Mihir Shah’s mother Meena, sisters Kinjal and Pooja, and two friends also stayed at the resort.

After learning the identity of one of the friends accompanying Mihir Shah, the Mumbai Police tracked his number, but this friend too had switched off his mobile phone, the official said.

Late on July 8 evening, Mihir Shah and his friend left the Shahapur resort and reached Virar.

When his friend turned on his mobile phone for 15 minutes, the Mumbai Police immediately tracked the mobile tower location and intercepted them.

Regarding Mihir’s movements prior to the accident, an official told PTI that after partying with friends at a bar in the Juhu area, he left with his driver for South Mumbai in the early hours.

He was seen in the Marine Drive area around 4:30am, driving the BMW car with his driver Rajrushi Bidawat seated next to him. As the vehicle reached Worli, it struck the two-wheeler, resulting in Kaveri Nakhwa’s death.

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