Rajasthan BMW accident case: Man appears in court, claims he was behind wheel

  • PTI, Jaipur
  • Updated: Jul 04, 2016 01:37 IST
Police officers along with the damaged BMW sedan in Ashok nagar police station. (Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)

The BMW accident case involving a Rajasthan MLA’s son took a twist on Sunday when a man appeared in a local court where accused Siddharth Maharia was produced and claimed that he was driving the car which hit an autorickshaw and a police van killing three persons and injuring five others.

Ramesh filed an application before the additional chief judicial magistrate (ACJM) through the counsel for the accused claiming that he was driving the car which hit an autorickshaw and a police van leaving three men dead, investigating officer Kamal Nain said.

The court may give its ruling on the application on Monday.

The court sent Siddharth Maharia, who was arrested under section 304 of the IPC (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder), to one-day police custody on Sunday.

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Siddharth, the son of Independent MLA from Fatehpur, Nandkishore Maharia, was allegedly driving the BMW at a speed of around 100 kph in the wee hours on Saturday. The car first hit an autorickshaw and then rammed a PCR van nearby, police said.

Of the four men who were in the autorickshaw, three were killed while one was injured. Four policemen including an assistant sub-inspector were also injured.

As per the breathalyser test conducted soon after the incident, Siddharth Maharia’s alcohol level was found to be 152 mg/100 ml, while the permissible limit is 30 mg/100 ml, police said.

Siddharth, however, claimed that he was not driving the car and also denied having consumed alcohol.

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