Even as the Gurgaon police claimed that the owner or driver of the BMW car, which was involved in an accident on May 5 killing two people - including a pregnant woman -remained untraceable, Hindustan Times managed to locate the car owner and spoke with him over phone on Thursday.
Despite claiming that they had been tracking his phone and conducting raids at various places, the Gurgaon police are yet to trace the rich Haryana businessman.
Gone into hiding fearing arrest, Devender Sehrawat - owner of the BMW car with registration number 007 - rejected the claims that his son was driving when it hit a Tata Indigo car resulting in the death of two persons.
Sehrawat, resident of the posh HUDA locality Sector 14, said it was his driver who was at the wheel when the accident took place.
Sehrawat told HT that his driver, Rajesh Kumar, was driving the car and his son and one of his friends were sitting in the back seat.
"I have no clue as to where my son and his friend were going when the accident took place. It was my driver who was driving the car when it met with the accident. Though it was just another accident but the matter is being blown out of proportion because I own a BMW car. If need be, I will join the investigation and also produce the driver before the police," he added.
Sehrawat owns a fleet of about 1,000 cars and buses that are engaged in ferrying BPO and IT company employees in Gurgaon.
Meanwhile, investigations into the case barely moved an inch with the Gurgaon police serving a legal notice to Sehrawat on Thursday, asking him to join the investigations.
The police are yet to record Sehrawat's statement and the probe which had been moving at snail's pace, gathered momentum only after an HT report that exposed the tardy investigations.
The police claimed that apart from putting Sehrawat's phone on electronic surveillance, policemen in mufti had been deployed outside his house to track his movement.
DCP (Crime) Maheshwar Dayal rubbished notions of a cover-up.
He said the police are acting according to "techno-legal parameters" and are conducting raids at all possible places to arrest the culprit.
"Today we served a legal notice to Sehrawat, asking him to join the investigation and probably we would have him on Friday," Dayal added.