Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cops may summon Joshi again, arrest him

Mateen Hafeez TNN

Mumbai: Rumours of those affected in the Pedder Road Aston Martin mishap being “compensated” are doing the rounds, but the police denied any knowledge. The complainant could not be contacted for her version of events. 

    Asenior officer told TOI, “Complainant Phoram Ruparel’s statement has been recorded before magistrate Uday Ahire under section 164 of CrPC which is admissible evidence in court. Ruparel has identified 55-year-old Joshi as the Aston Martin’s driver. So far, the complainant was changing her statement. The CCTV footage was not clear and the mobile tower location did not establish who was driving the Aston Martin. Ruparel has told the magistrate about the driver’s identity.” 
    The accident took place on December 8; the Aston Martin collided with an Audi and an Elantra on Pedder Road injuring three. After Ruparel’s statement, cops are likely to summon Joshi again and arrest him. The police, who found the fingerprints of two persons in the Aston Martin, will now match them with Joshi’s. 

    Ruparel, a 25-year-old student, had complained to the police that the Aston Martin hit her car with such force that she lost control of her vehicle. The Audi jumped over a divider and hit a bus. “The Aston Martin then hit an Elantra and halted 30-35m away. A wheel of the car came off,” said the police. Ruparel is believed to have been compensated but the cops said they had no clue. 

Ruparel’s Audi that was damaged in the Dec 8 accident (top); the new Audi parked in her compund bears licence number MH03BJ 6666. RTO officials said this is the latest registration series 
The Times of India, December 26, 2013

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