Mumbai hit-and-run case, accused’s father Rajesh Shah gets bail from court

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Rajesh Shah and Bidawat were arrested on Sunday for helping Mihir escape after the accident. Police have registered a case against the three under several charges, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

The court on Monday granted bail to Rajesh Shah, who is the father of Shiv Sena leader and absconding accused Mihir Shah. He was granted provisional cash bail of Rs 15,000. Earlier in the day, he was sent to 14-day judicial custody. Apart from Shah, the court also sent his family driver Rajrishi Rajendra Singh Bidawat to one-day police custody. During the hearing, the police told the court that the accused dragged the deceased woman for about one and a half kilometres and then pulled the woman off the bumper of the car and ran the car over her. The police presented their argument in the court on the basis of CCTV footage seized in the case.

Driver Rajesh Shah helped Mihir escape

Rajesh Shah and Bidawat were arrested on Sunday for helping Mihir escape after the accident. Police have booked the three under several charges including culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Mihir Shah was still absconding and police have formed six teams to arrest him. A Look Out Circular (LOC) has also been issued against Mihir Shah to prevent him from fleeing the country.

Rajesh Shah asked the driver to take the blame

Bidawat was reportedly present in the car with Mihir Shah at the time of the incident. Recently, Mumbai Police in its investigation found that the accused Mihir Shah, who was driving the car, was constantly in touch with his father on the phone after the incident. In a conversation with Mihir, Rajesh Shah had allegedly asked Mihir to change seats with the driver Bidawat.

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