BMW Hit-and-Run Accused Mihir Shah Arrested After Three Days on the Run

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. The arrest came three days after Shah allegedly rammed his luxury car into a two-wheeler, killing a woman and injuring her husband. Shah, 24, had successfully evaded police since Sunday morning. He was apprehended in Virar, a town near Mumbai, according to a senior police official.

In a related development, Mihir’s mother and two sisters were brought to Mumbai from Shahapur in Thane district for questioning. The police are also interrogating 10 other individuals in connection with the case.

Here is how Mihir Shah was eventually apprehended: On Monday night, Mihir and his family members decided to part ways. He traveled to Virar with a friend. On Tuesday, the friend switched on Mihir’s phone for a brief period of 15 minutes. Utilizing the phone’s location data, police successfully tracked down and arrested him.

Currently, a total of 12 individuals from Mihir’s family are in police custody. However, Rajrishi Bidawat, the family’s driver, is the only one currently held under police custody. Bidawat was with Mihir on the night of the incident.

Political reactions to the arrest have been swift: Congress leader Varsha Gaikwad stated, “The family is demanding justice. If you look into it, this is not a case of hit and run but murder, because after hitting the couple, if he had stopped the car, then this would not have happened. Instead, he drove the vehicle.”

MNS leader Sandeep said, “Whether there’s alcohol in his (Mihir Shah) system or not, this will be known after 48 hours. But even if he had not consumed alcohol, police have technical evidences of the crime and they can prove the crime.”

NCP (SP) leader Jitendra Awhad expressed skepticism, saying, “After 60 hours (of the incident), what will they (police) find in blood? Will they find traces of alcohol or drugs; in these 60 hours, he must have sent his blood for testing in every two hours, and when the lab cleared him, what will the police do when his reports will be all clear?”

The investigation into this fatal hit-and-run case continues, and authorities are determined to bring all those responsible to justice.

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