Mumbai Hit-and-Run Case: Accused Confess Roles, Police Recreate Scene

Mumbai police on Thursday confirmed that both accused in the Worli hit-and-run case, Mihir Shah and Rajrishi Bidawat, have admitted their involvement in the crime. Both are currently in police custody. During interrogation, the police confronted the two accused, and they confessed to their roles in the accident.

As part of their investigation, the police conducted a scene recreation with the accused. The recreation involved replicating the events of the night of the accident, starting from CJ House Worli and extending to the Sea Link Worli. During the recreation, Mihir Shah expressed remorse for his actions.

According to reports, Mihir Shah collided with a couple’s scooter early Sunday morning, with the woman trapped under the luxury car’s tires. Despite frantic signals and calls from passing motorists urging him to stop, Shah continued driving recklessly, refusing to halt.

Reports from The Times of India, citing excise officials, reveal that Shah consumed 12 large pegs of whiskey on the day of the crash. This equates to four pegs each, and officials state that this amount of alcohol could lead to intoxication lasting up to eight hours. Shah and his friends left the bar at 1:30 am on Sunday, and the accident occurred around 5 am, just four hours after their drinking session.

Authorities are investigating whether Shah received assistance in altering his appearance after the accident, as he reportedly shaved his beard and trimmed his hair.

Meanwhile, police have recorded statements from 14 individuals, including Shah’s mother, sisters, and friends. As part of their investigation, the police are planning to visit the crash site in Worli and reconstruct the crime scene.

On Tuesday, police apprehended Mihir Shah from the nearby Thane district. Two days prior, he allegedly crashed his BMW into a two-wheeler, killing Kaveri Nakhwa (45), who was riding as a pillion, and injuring her husband, Pradeep.

CCTV cameras installed at Mela Junction and Bindu Madhav Thackeray Chowk in Worli captured the incident. Officials report that several motorists attempted to signal Shah to stop his car after passing Bindu Madhav Thackeray Chowk, but he ignored their attempts. During interrogation, Shah, who had his family chauffeur beside him, admitted to driving at the time of the crash. However, he refused to disclose details about his starting point and driving route.

Following the incident, Rajesh Shah, the father of the accused, has been relieved from his position as Deputy Leader of Shiv Sena. This decision was made following directives from Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

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