BMW allegedly involved in accidental death of senior BJP leader Farooq Khan’s son seized

Fahad was initially believed to have died after his Polo car hit a road divider.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Published: January 16, 2015 8:28 pm

Death of Fahad Mir, foster son of former Inspector General of Police and a senior BJP leader Farooq Khan in a road accident last month, took a new turn on Friday as Jammu Kashmir Police seized a BMW belonging to a local businessman from Ludhiana.

Following new revelations that the seized BMW too was damaged in accident which claimed the life of the deceased, the police have constituted a special investigation team (SIT) for further investigations into the matter. The SIT is being headed by Sub Divisional Police Officer, Gandhi Nagar, DySP Harjeet Singh, Inspector Parvez Sajjad and Sub Inspector Sohit Trikha.

Fahad, 18, was initially believed to have died after his Polo car hit a road divider and later rammed into an electric pole in Nai Basti area during wee hours of December 25. The cause of accident was believed to be rash driving. Two other persons accompanying him were also injured.

However, during investigations, police found that the victims along with friends had earlier attended the birthday party of a friend at a posh hotel on the outskirts of  Jammu city the preceding night. Thereafter, they had gone to the general bus stand in three vehicles, the other two being a BMW and a Ford Figo. The BMW was being driven by Akshit Ganjoo, a friend of Fahad.

Pointing out that Akshit’s father had three BMWs, a senior police officer said that he during inquiry brought the other vehicle to the police station instead of the one driven by his son on that fateful morning. After sustained questioning, he broke revealing that the BMW driven by Akshit had also got damaged and the same was sent to Ludhiana for repairs immediately after the accident.

As both the BMW and the Polo car had collided, the police have to find out whether the former vehicle had hit the latter or vice versa. Moreover, it was not the deceased, but his friend driving the ill fated Polo car, the officer said, adding that no arrest has been made into the matter so far.

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