Mihir Shah, the main accused in the BMW hit-and-run, was arrested by mistake by his friend. Here’s how

On Tuesday evening, Mihir Shah, the son of Shiv Sena leader Rajesh Shah and the 24-year-old chief minister accused in the BMW hit-and-run case, was arrested after three days of missing. The Mumbai police tracked down Mihir after one of his friends switched on his mobile phone, India Today reported.

On Monday, in Worli, he rammed his speeding BMW into a motorbike, killing a woman after dragging her for about 2 km. The woman’s husband was injured. Mihir was missing after the accident for over two days. He went to Kala Nagar area of ​​Bandra in the same BMW.

His driver, Rajrishi Bidawat, who was also arrested by the police, was sitting in the passenger seat of the car. Later, Mihir called his father, Rajesh Shah, and told him what had happened. After this, Rajesh asked the 24-year-old to leave the city and told him that Rajrishi would take the blame for the accident.

After the conversation with his father, Mihir called his girlfriend and reached her home in Goregaon in an autorickshaw. Police found that there were 40 calls between the two on the morning of July 7. He slept at his girlfriend’s house for about two hours and told her about the accident and the woman’s death.

His girlfriend then called her elder sister and her business partner, Pooja. Pooja went to Goregaon and took Mihir back to her residence in Borivali. From their residence in Borivali, Mihir, Pooja, their mother Meena, their younger sister Kinjal and a friend, Avdeep, left in two cars for a resort in Thane West.

Later, they left for another resort in Murbad. On Monday afternoon, Mihir and Avdeep left for a resort in Virar Phata, while others stayed back at the Murbad resort. Avdeep, who was also on the police radar along with Mihir Shah, switched on his phone for just 15 minutes, which helped the police nab him and Mihir.

Mihir’s mother Meena and sisters Pooja, Kinjal and Avdeep are being questioned by the police. However, they were not taken to the Worli police station. However, Mihir was charged under Sections 105 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 281 (rash and negligent driving endangering human life), 125-B (endangering life and personal safety), 238, 324(4) (committing mischief amounting to causing loss and damage) of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita.

He has also been charged under sections 184, 134A, 134B and 187 of the Motor Vehicles Act.