Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA’s four-wheeler crashed into a traffic police chowki on Mulund Link Road injuring the driver and a police constable. The vehicle belonged to BJP legislator Sardar Tara Singh. The vehicle damaged the chowki and also killed two dogs.
The car was driven by Mahendra Gupta, who had dropped Singh at his Mulund residence and was returning to his Bhandup house. Gupta is Singh’s driver and it is suspected that Gupta was under the influence of alcohol when the incident happened. The incident took place at around 12:45 am, when Gupta was returning to the Bhandup residence.
“He was going at a high speed on the wrong side of the road and hit a four-wheeler. Then the speeding vehicle hit a traffic police chowki further down the road when the driver tried to take a turn. As a result, the front counter and the wall of the chowki was damaged and some of the things kept on the roof fell on policemen in the chowki,” the officer said to the Indian Express.
The Mulund police have registered an FIR against the driver for rash and negligent driving, endangering personal safety of others and under sections of the Motor Vehicle Act.
An officer said, “Currently, the driver is recuperating at the hospital. Once he is discharged, we will place him under formal arrest. We have sent his blood samples to check alcohol content in his blood.”