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Cops: Case against Gayatri Devi kin is watertight

jaipur Updated: Dec 18, 2008 01:23 IST

The Jaipur traffic police have confirmed drink driving charges against Vijit Singh a day after the hit-and-run case, which killed Babita Chaudhary, a 20-year-old management student, and injured several others on Monday night.

The police arrested Singh, managing director of a heritage hotel at Rambagh circle and a step grandson of Gayatri Devi, wife of former ruler of Jaipur Sawai Mansingh, on Tuesday, but later released him on bail.

Abhimanyu Swami, who chased Singh after the accident even as he fled the scene in his Volkswagen car, lodged an FIR against him.

The investigating officer (IO) Inspector Dilip Sharma said the probe would take a few days. He said medical reports had "confirmed consumption of alcohol by the accused driver".

Swami told the Hindustan Times that after the accident, the car "ran towards Maharani Farms on Tonk Road, and not the City Palace in the Walled City. The car hit mine several times till we reached Maharani Farm."

Swami added that as soon as Singh's car reached his home, his armed guards tried to threaten Swami. "But I got the man arrested. Two other persons, who were following me in a separate car, had alerted the cops and they reached in a few minutes," he said.

The police said this was a watertight case, as there were several eyewitnesses, including "the entire band of college students and their teachers, who were on a study tour from Kota."

In Kota, the family of Babita wanted stern action against Singh. Babita was the youngest child and the only daughter of Chandrapal Singh, a retired roadways employee. She was cremated in Kota on Tuesday.