Mumbai BMW hit-and-run case: Shiv Sena removes Rajesh Shah from post; part of bar visited by Mihir bulldozed – 5 updates

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Mumbai hit-and-run case: Shiv Sena on Wednesday removed Rajesh Shah, the father of Worli hit-and-run case accused Mihir Shah, from the post of deputy leader.

Rajesh Shah was relieved from the post of the party’s deputy leader, reads a one-line notice by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena’s secretary Sanjay More.

Shah, however, continues to be a member of the Shiv Sena.

The development comes less than 24 hours after the arrest of his son Mihir, who was absconding for over 48 hours after the accident on Sunday morning.

Following the accident, Mumbai police had also arrested Rajesh Shah. However, the court released him on bail the very next day.

What happened on Sunday?

While Kaveri Nakhwa and her husband Pradeep were returning from Mazgoan Dock, a BMW car driven by Mihir Shah allegedly rammed into their two-wheeler in the Worli area on July 7. Kaveri Nakhwa was also dragged for around 100 metres on the car’s bonnet before getting flunged. Later, she was rushed to the hospital. However, doctors declared her dead. Pradeep Nakhwa survived with injuries.

Part of bar demolished

An unauthorised alteration made to Juhu’s Vice-Global Tapas Bar, which the accused had visited hours before the accident, was demolished by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday.

The BMC’s K-West ward office team reached the Vice-Global Tapas Bar this morning and started demolishing some of the additional alterations made inside the establishment, reported PTI quoting civic officials.

The state Excise Department has already sealed the bar.

Clean shave to hide identity: Report

According to India Today report, Mihir Shah reportedly shaved his beard in an attempt to hide his identity while he was on the run.

Efforts to Save on accused: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut alleged that efforts were under way to save the accused

On the arrest of the accused in the Mumbai-Worli hit-and-run case three days after the incident by the Mumbai Police, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader and MP Sanjay Raut said that efforts to save the accused started from day one.

Efforts are being made by the government to save the accused. This is not an ordinary case of hit-and-run; it is a similar case to what happened in Pune,” Raut told ANI.

Govt must ensure accused faces justice: NCP-SP

NCP-SCP national spokesperson Clyde Crasto has urged the Maharashtra government to ensure that Mihir Shah is not given leniency or evade punishment.

“We have seen before in the Pune hit-and-run case leniency was given to the accused because he had political connections. The Bhartiya Janata Party-led Maharashtra government must now make sure that just because the culprit is affiliated to the Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena, he should not be given leniency and go caught free,” ANI quoted Clyde Crasto as saying.

Treat case as murder: Aaditya Thackeray

 Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray,who represents the Worli assembly constituency, where the incident took place, has demanded that the hit-and-run case be treated as murder.

“This case should not be treated as a hit-and-run incident. This is a case of murder, and we demand that it should be treated like that,” Thackeray said.

Thackeray, , alleged negligence by the police in arresting Mihir.

“Where was Mihir Shah hiding for 60 hours? The chief minister must answer,” he said.

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