Bharat Express

Mihir Shah Arrested In BMW Hit-And-Run Case After Three-Day Manhunt

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde expressed concern over the increasing number of hit-and-run incidents in the state.

Mihir Shah, accused in a BMW hit-and-run case, was arrested in Shahpur, Maharashtra, after evading authorities for three days. The incident, which occurred on Sunday morning, involved a BMW car allegedly driven by Shah, the son of a Shiv Sena leader, that struck and killed a woman.

The victim, Kaveri Nakhwa, 45, was riding with her husband Pradeep on Annie Besant Road around 5:30 am when the luxury car collided with their two-wheeler. Kaveri was dragged for 100 meters by the vehicle, suffering severe injuries. She succumbed to her injuries upon arrival at the hospital, while her husband was treated and later discharged.

Mihir Shah had been on the run following the incident. Authorities have also registered a case against his father, Rajesh Shah, and the family driver, Rajendra Singh Bidawat, for aiding his escape. The Dadar Metropolitan Magistrate court has placed Bidawat in police custody until July 11, marking his second remand. Rajesh Shah, however, secured bail on Monday.

Who is Mihir Shah?

1. Mihir Shah, 23, is the son of Rajesh Shah, a leader affiliated with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena faction.
2. At the time of the incident, Mihir Shah and Rajendra Singh Bidawat, who is in his early thirties, were reportedly in the BMW. Initial investigations suggest that Mihir Shah was the driver.
3. According to reports, Shah and Bidawat were returning home after a drive along Marine Drive.
4. Authorities are yet to confirm if the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs and plan to conduct medical tests and collect blood samples.
5. Based on Pradeep Nakhwa’s statement, a case has been registered under various sections of the IPC and the Motor Vehicles Act, including Sections 105, 281, 125(b), 238, 324(4), 184, 134(a), 134(b), and 187.

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