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BMW car accident case: Main accused Mihir Shah remanded in police custody till July 16 | Mumbai News

BMW car accident case: Main accused Mihir Shah remanded in police custody till July 16 | Mumbai News

A court on Wednesday remanded Mihir Shah, the prime accused in the BMW road accident case, in police custody till July 16.

Shah, 24, was arrested on Tuesdaytwo days after he allegedly hit a motorcycle with his BMW, killing a woman and injuring her husband.

On Wednesday, he was produced before Principal City Magistrate (Sewri Court) SP Bhosale, who remanded him in police custody.

During questioning, police told the court it was a “cruel, heartless crime.” They said the accused should receive maximum detention because they needed to investigate who helped him escape and because the car’s registration number had not yet been recovered.

According to reports, Mihir was driving a BMW car that fatally hit Kaveri Nakhwa (45) and injured her husband Pradeep when the couple was riding their two-wheeler in Mumbai’s Worli area on Sunday morning.

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According to police, Kaveri Nakhwa was dragged for about 1.5 km by a speeding car before Mihir stopped her, swapped seats with his driver Rajrishi Bidawat and fled in another vehicle. The driver allegedly ran her over while reversing his BMW.

Mihir, who had been on the run since the accident, was finally arrested on Tuesday.

Mihir’s father, Rajesh Shah, is a Shiv Sena politician from neighbouring Palghar district. According to police, he actively ensured Mihir’s escape after the accident. Rajesh Shah, who is currently out on bail, was released from his post as Shiv Sena deputy leader on Wednesday.

Driver Bidawat, who was sitting in the car and allegedly swapped seats behind the wheel with Mihir, is already in police custody until July 11.

First message: 10-07-2024 at 16:42 IST