Police Secure Custody Extension for Mihir Shah in Mumbai BMW Crash Incident

Mumbai: In a shocking incident in Mumbai’s Worli area, a BMW car collided with a motorcycle, resulting in the tragic death of a woman. The Sewri court on Wednesday (July 10) granted police custody of Mihir Shah, the prime accused in the hit-and-run case, until July 16, 2024.

Mihir Shah, 24, son of Shiv Sena leader Rajesh Shah, made desperate attempts to evade arrest. He reportedly used his savings and even changed his appearance by cutting his hair to avoid detection. Police apprehended Mihir from Shahpur, near Mumbai, after an intense search.

According to police statements presented in court, Mihir Shah discarded the BMW’s number plate after the accident to evade identification. During his escape, he allegedly made numerous calls to his girlfriend, which were instrumental in tracking his movements.

Police surveillance on phone numbers led to crucial leads in tracing Mihir’s whereabouts. He had turned off his own phone, along with those of his mother and sisters, to evade detection. However, monitoring of a friend’s phone eventually helped locate him.

After abandoning the BMW near Kala Nagar in Bandra post-accident, Mihir sought refuge at his girlfriend’s residence in Goregaon. His girlfriend informed Mihir’s sister about the incident, prompting his sister to accompany him to their residence in Borivali.

Further investigation revealed that Mihir’s family, including his mother Meena, sisters Pooja and Kinjal, and friend Avdeep, had relocated to a resort in Shahpur, approximately 70 km from Mumbai. Police efforts extended to tracking and locating these individuals.

On the night of July 8, Mihir sought refuge at his friend’s house. The subsequent activation of his friend’s phone on July 9 for a brief period enabled police to pinpoint his location, leading to his arrest.

The case has garnered significant attention and underscores the importance of accountability in road safety incidents.

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