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5 days after BMW accident, police yet to get fix on driver

india Updated: May 10, 2012 01:13 IST
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Five days after a speeding BMW rammed a Tata Indigo, killing two of its occupants — one of them a pregnant 30-year-old woman — no arrest has been made and the police are maintaining a deafening silence on the case, sparking talk of inaction and a cover-up.

The police zeroed in on the owner of the BMW — Devendra Sherawat, a Gurgaon property dealer who also runs a transport agency — on Saturday itself, but are still to identify the person who was driving the vehicle. Initially, they had claimed it was his son, a Delhi University student.

But Sherawat has said it was his driver Rajesh, 25, who was behind the wheel. Rajesh is reportedly absconding.

The accident took place near the Iffco Chowk Metro station on Saturday morning. The BMW was doing more than 100kmph, according to eyewitnesses. The crash left Shama Chopra and Sanjay Gulati, 42, dead while four others — among them 21-year-old DU student Dakshaya Jaiswal, who was in the BMW — were injured.

Jaiswal’s statement hasn’t been taken, though an officer said this would be done. The eyewitnesses also haven’t been questioned, media reports said.

Relatives of Chopra, whose husband and parents were injured, have no clue about the probe.

The only action taken so far is that the investigating officer and station house officer of the Sector 29 police station have, suspiciously, been given marching orders. “The new SHO has taken charge today and will conduct investigations. Till then we cannot say anything,” was all DCP (crime) Maheshwar Dayal said on Wednesday.