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Updated on: Friday, October 01, 2021, 09:40 PM IST

Mumbai: Police scans over 500 CCTV footages to trace car involved in accident, accused arrested

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The N M Joshi Marg police have scanned over 500 CCTV camera footages in order to trace the car and it's driver which abruptly took u-turn on Lower Parel bridge, killing two men on motorcycle on Wednesday night. The accused who was arrested on Friday is identified as Amit Kumar (30), a resident of Andheri.

"The accident took place in the night and it was very difficult to identify the vehicle and it's number, however our team scanned over 500 CCTV camera footages and managed to trace the vehicle and it's driver " said Pratap Bhosale, senior inspector of N M Joshi Marg police station.

Kumar, a manager at a hotel recently shifted to Mumbai along with family, hails from Himachal Pradesh, said police. In his statement to the police, Kumar claimed that, just before the accident his wife called him and informed that his daughter suddenly fell ill, as a reason he abruptly took u-turn.

Kumar who was booked for causing death by negligence, rash driving and for causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others along with sections of Motor vehicle act was produced before the court on Friday which granted him bail.

The accident took place late on Wednesday on the flyover opposite High Street Pheonix Mall in Lower Parel. Around 10.50 pm, a South bound car suddenly took u-turn on the flyover, at the same time, a speeding bike comming from opposite direction brushed the car from rear side while evading it. The bike slipped and collided with another scooter coming from opposite direction.

The entire incident was captured on CCTV camera in which the car driver was seen escaping from the spot along with the car.

The biker Bhavesh Sanghvi, 25 and Krishna Kuradkar, 26 we're rushed to the BYL Nair hospital however they succumbed to injuries. The scooterist Ashfaque Multani received minor injuries.

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Published on: Friday, October 01, 2021, 09:40 PM IST
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