Aston Martin car crash: Mumbai Police in want of more evidence
Aston Martin Car Crash: Mumbai Police In Want Of More Evidence. Even after 11 days of the high profile Aston Martin hit-and-run case being reported at the Gamdevi Police station, Mumbai police are still to take into custody the driver of the Rs 4 crore sports car.
Even after 11 days of the high profile Aston Martin hit-and-run case being reported at the Gamdevi Police station, Mumbai police are still to take into custody the driver of the Rs 4 crore sports car.
Bansilal Joshi, the 55-year-old driver who works on the payroll of a leading national corporate house, which owns the black colored Aston Martin Rapide, has already confessed to the police saying he was behind the wheels when the crash took place on the Mumbai’s Pedder Road. Mumbai police claims that only after proper corroboration of the evidence that is present at hand can they act against Joshi.
The suspect inaction on the part of the police, which is otherwise known for its high level policing, raises doubt over the scheme of things.
It was in the early morning hours of December 8 that an Aston Martin Rapide (MH-01-BK99), running at a high speed on Pedder Road lost control and rammed into two other luxury cars, a Hyundai Elantra and an Audi; turning itself into a stack of metal scrap later.
DCP Nisar Tamboli, of Zone 2, who is in charge of the case, said unless they are up with adequate evidence, it’s difficult to arrest Joshi. He also claimed that CCTV footage at Cadbury junction was unconvincing, as it didn’t clearly reveal the face of the person driving the sports car at the time of accident. This is what’s leading to the delay in police action, says he.
Mumbai police has decided to take assistance from mobile companies in order to verify call records of Joshi. A mobile phone was also found at the site of accident. In the meantime, police is already working on the forensic evidence and fingerprints collected from the site of the crash.
Forum Ruparel, the driver of Audi that was hit by Aston Martin told media that she wasn’t certain about the identity of the driver as Aston Martin hit her car from behind. It didn’t provide her enough opportunity to see the face of the driver.
However, she along with her four friends did manage to see the occupants of the Aston Martin running away from the scene in the SUVs accosting them, which carried bodyguards. One of her friends (who claimed to have seen the face of the driver through the rear view mirror of Audi) told media just after the accident occurred that the driver was actually much younger than Joshi, the man who is now confessing guilty in the case.
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18 Jun 2019 10:41 AM GMT