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Aston Martin mishap: two sets of fingerprints found

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 12, 2013
First Published: 12:00 IST(12/12/2013) | Last Updated: 12:02 IST(12/12/2013)

The Gamdevi police, investigating the Peddar Road accident, where a speeding Aston Martin crashed into two cars injuring three people on Sunday, found two different sets of fingerprints from the car on Wednesday.

“Officials from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) at Kalina have taken fingerprint samples from the interiors of the cars that could help ascertain who was behind the wheel at the time of the accident,” said an officer from Gamdevi police station.

On Monday, Bansilal Joshi, 55, surrendered before the Gamdevi police, claiming he was driving the Aston Martin at the time of the incident. The police, however, have not arrested Joshi, as they are ‘in the process of checking the credibility of Joshi’s claims’.

“We are checking Joshi’s mobile tower locations which tell us if Joshi was at the spot. Also, we are going through CCTV footage,” said a senior officer requesting anonymity. The officer said if Joshi’s claims do not match the findings during the investigation, the Gamdevi police will carry out a fresh probe in the matter.

The accident had occurred on the northbound stretch of Peddar Road in south Mumbai around 1.30am.

The Gamdevi police have registered a case of rash driving and causing hurt and endangering life and personal safety of others under sections of the Indian Penal Code.


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