Mumbai BMW Hit-And-Run Case: Mihir Shah, Family Driver Confess To Their Roles In Crime, Say Police

Mihir, who hit a couple on scooter with his BMW in Worli on Sunday, was arrested by the cops on Tuesday from Virar.

Mihir Shah, prime accused in the BMW hit-and-run case | Photo: X

The prime accused in the Mumbai BMW hit-and-run case, Mihir Shah, and co-accused Rajrishi Bidawat -- the family chauffeur -- have confessed to their roles in the crime, police said.

The 24-year-old son of Shiv Sena (Shinde) leader Rajesh Shah hit a couple on scooter with his BMW in Mumbai's Worli area on Sunday, killing the wife.

Following Mihir's arrest on Tuesday from Virar, him and Bidawat were confronted with each other during interrogation. The cops said that they recreated the actual accident night in the presence of the accused.

The scene was recreated from CJ House Worli to Sea Link Worli, the Mumbai Police said, adding that while confessing to the crime, the accused said he is repenting for what he has done.

Officials had earlier said that Mihir was very much aware that the woman was stuck underneath one of his luxury car's tyres, but still drove recklessly and did not stop despite passersby shouting and asking him to halt.

Mihir, who was sent to police custody till July 16, claimed that he has a driving license but that the document was yet to be recovered.

Notably, Mihir's father Rajesh is also an accused in the case and currently on bail. Shinde's Sena on Wednesday sacked Rajesh from the post of the party's deputy leader.

Earlier during the interrogation, Mihir, whose family chauffeur was sitting beside him, admitted that he was behind the wheel at the time of crash, but did not tell the police from which point he started driving and till when.

As per officials, the accused was said to be not cooperating in the investigation. Mihir has been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, among other charges.

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

Before his arrest, Mihir along with his mother, two sisters and two friends had been staying at a resort to evade the police. However, when he and his friend went to Virar, the latter turned on his mobile phone for just 15 minutes, leading the cops to track them and nab Mihir.

Bidawat, who was with Mihir in the car during the crash, is also an accused in the case.

(With PTI inputs)