Malabar Hill: Student’s car hits police vehicle part of Devendra Fadnavis’s convoy, 5 injured

Police rule out drunk driving, say stretch of road in bad condition, may have caused accident

| Mumbai | Updated: July 30, 2016 1:00 am
Devendra Fadnavis, Devendra Fadnavis convoy, Maharashtra, Maharashtra road accident, Malabar hill, Malabar hill police station, 22-year-old hits police vehicle, Fadnavis, Maharashtra government, maharashtra news, india news The vehicle went on to hit the police scorpio vehicle that had been returning to the chief minister’s bungalow after filling petrol. (Source: Google map)

THE MALABAR HILL police station on Saturday registered a case against a 22-year-old college student, whose vehicle dashed into a police vehicle part of the Maharashtra chief minister’s convoy, at Walkeshwar road on Friday night.

The three persons, including the woman who was driving the Innova car, are currently recuperating at St Elizabeth hospital while two policemen who sustained injuries were admitted to the Bombay hospital.

The incident took place around 11.45pm on Friday, when the Innova car allegedly driven by Faiza Momin, a Haji Ali resident, at the stretch of road near the lower gate of Raj Bhavan on the Walkeshwar road in Malabar Hill skidded, an officer said.

The vehicle went on to hit the police scorpio vehicle that had been returning to the chief minister’s bungalow after filling petrol. Inspector Chandrakant Thorve (50) and another official Vitthal Sawant, who was in the vehicle sustained injuries and the vehicle was damaged.

The three people in the Innova car also sustained injuries and were rushed to hospital. An officer said that while Thorve sustained minor injuries and was discharged, Sawant is still recuperating at the Bombay hospital. The three people in the innova car too sustained injuries and are recuperating.

“No one has been injured seriously,” a senior officer said. The officer said that they have registered a case of rash and negligent driving, doing an act endangering personal safety of others and driving dangerously.

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No arrests have been made since Momin is currently in the hospital. Mumbai police spokesperson Ashok Dudhe ruled out drunk driving. An officer added that the stretch of road where the incident took place is in a bad condition, something that could have led to the incident.

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