Kolkata hit-and-run case: Sambia Sohrab admits to driving the killer car

  • PTI, Kolkata
  • Updated: Jan 23, 2016 08:35 IST
SambiaSohrab confessed to driving the Audi car that broke three barricades before entering into Red Road and killing an Air Force airman who was participating in a rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day on Jan 13. (PTI)

The main accused in the Kolkata hit-and-run case on Friday confessed that he was behind the wheel of the luxury car which mowed down an IAF officer during a Republic Day parade rehearsal in Kolkata on January 13.

According to a top Kolkata Police officer, Sambia Sohrab broke down during a prolonged interrogation being held since on Friday morning and confessed that he was driving the white color brand new Audi on the fateful morning of January 13 which killed IAF officer Abhimanyu Gaud on the Red Road.

“Sambia has been giving us false statements to misdirect. Since day one of interrogation he has been giving us contradictory versions regarding the mishap. Sometimes, he said he was not driving the car but it was Sonu, his friend and another accused, behind the wheels. But today some strategic interrogation helped us getting Sambia’s confession,” the KP official told PTI late Friday night.

KP sleuths have also arrested Sonu and Johnnie, both friends of Sambia, who himself is son of state Trinamool Congress member Mohammed Sohrab.

During investigation it was found that on the night before the mishap, Sambia, his elder brother Ambia, Sonu and Johnnie along with others attended a party at Doighat in the Port area of the city.

“Sambia has also admitted that he was drunk while driving the Audi on January 13 morning,” the IPS said.

Sambia, the officer said, has also admitted that he was alone in the car while Sonu and Johnnie were in another vehicle.

Incidentally, the two have been claiming that they were not travelling in the Audi, which Sambia was driving, .

Kolkata Police have seized a Skoda, which the two accused claimed that they were driving.

Talking about Ambia and father and TMC member Mohammed Sohrab’s whereabouts, another top source in Kolkata Police said as per their information, the duo were trying to cross over to Bangladesh.

“We have accordingly alerted forces at the Bangladesh border,” the sources said.

A city court yesterday had issued a arrest warrant against Mohammed Sohrab.

The three arrested have been booked under IPC sections 120(B) (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 212 (harbouring offender) and 427 (mischief causing damage).

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