CCTV shows Shinde Sena leader's son leaving Mumbai pub before BMW crash

The clip surfaced amid a search for Mihir Shah (24), who is absconding after the BMW car he was driving allegedly rammed a couple on a scooter in Mumbai's Worli on Sunday, killing a 45-year-old woman.
CCTV shows Shinde Sena leader's son leaving Mumbai pub before BMW crash

A CCTV footage of Mihir Shah, absconding over a fatal BMW car crash in Mumbai, leaving a pub with four of his friends in a Mercedes car, has surfaced before the incident. Mihir Shah is the son of Rajesh Shah, the deputy leader of Shiv Sena led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, in Palghar.

The clip surfaced amid a search for Mihir Shah (24), who is absconding after the BMW car he was driving allegedly rammed a couple on a scooter in Worli on Sunday, killing a 45-year-old woman who was riding pillion with her husband. Police suspect that Mihir Shah, who did not pursue education after studying till Class 10, was drunk at that time.

On Sunday, Worli Police arrested Rajesh Shah and BMW's driver Rajrishi Bidawat after questioning them. The luxury car was registered in Rajesh Shah's name. Police have formed six teams to catch the accused.

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  • Mihir Shah and his friends partied at the Voice Global Tapas Bar in Juhu around 11 pm on Saturday. He had a Red Bull energy drink at the pub, according to bar owner Karan Shah. He said there was no girl in the group and that Mihir's friends had beer.

  • The pub owner claimed the group were not drunk and that Mihir Shah's bill was Rs 18,730, which was paid by his friend. He added that Mihir Shah got entry to the pub after checking his identity card. They left in the Mercedes car after paying the bill at 1:40 am, he added.

  • Hours later, around 5:25 am on Sunday, Mihir Shah allegedly rammed his BMW into a scooter, killing a woman named Kaveri, 45, and injuring her husband Pradip Nakhwa, 50, a fisherman. The BMW was later found abandoned in Kala Nagar in the Bandra East area. A forensic team arrived at the spot later and inspected the BMW.

  • According to the police, Mihir Shah left his car in Bandra before fleeing in an auto-rickshaw. Rajrishi Bidawat also took an auto-rickshaw and came to Borivali after the accident. Initial probe suggests that Mihir Shah went to his girlfriend's house before absconding. The police had questioned her about giving refuge to the accused.

  • A case was registered against Mihir Shah under various sections of the new criminal code, Bharatiya Nyaya Sahita, including 105 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 281 (rash and negligent driving endangering human life), 125-B (endangering life and personal safety), 238, 324(4) (committing mischief amounting to cause loss and damage).

Source: India Today

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