BMW hit-and-run case: Mihir Shah confesses to crime, scene recreation done: Mumbai police

After crashing into the couple's scooter, Shah was very much aware that the woman was stuck in one of the tyres of the luxury car, but still he drove recklessly.
Mihir Shah, the main accused in the Worli hit-and-run case, being taken by the Police as he was sent to police custody till July 16.
Mihir Shah, the main accused in the Worli hit-and-run case, being taken by the Police as he was sent to police custody till July 16.Photo | PTI

MUMBAI: Mihir Shah, the prime accused in the Mumbai BMW hit-and-run case, has told the police he was driving the car at the time of the crash which killed a woman and injured her husband, officials said citing the probe carried out so far.

According to Police sources, the main accused, Mihir Shah and his driver Rajrishi Bidawat, were both confronted by the police during interrogation.

"Both accused confessed their roles in the crime and the police did a scene recreation from the night of the accident. With a similar sequence to the actual accident night, the scene was recreated from CJ House Worli to Sea Link Worli," said police.

After crashing into the couple's scooter in the early hours of Sunday, Shah was very much aware that the woman was stuck in one of the tyres of the luxury car, but still he drove recklessly and did not stop though motorists passing by frantically signalled and shouted, asking him to halt, an official said on Wednesday.

Mihir Shah, the main accused in the Worli hit-and-run case, being taken by the Police as he was sent to police custody till July 16.
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To conceal his identity, Shah shaved his beard and trimmed his hair, the official said, adding they were trying to find out if anyone helped him in changing his appearance.

The 24-year-old accused, who is in police custody till July 16, has claimed he possesses a driving licence, but the document was yet to be recovered, he said.

So far, the statements of 14 persons, including Mihir Shah's mother, sisters and friends, have been recorded, the official said.

Mihir Shah's father Rajesh Shah, a Shiv Sena politician from adjoining Palghar district, is also an accused in the case and currently out on bail.

The police have booked him for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, among other charges.

Mihir Shah, the main accused in the Worli hit-and-run case, being taken by the Police as he was sent to police custody till July 16.
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