No formal police complaint has been filed in the Lamborghini case in which the wife of BJP MLA Narendra Mehta rammed the luxury car into a stationary auto rickshaw in Bhayander on August 27.
N M Bhosle, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP), Mira Road Circle, said no complaint has been registered by the victim and we will act on it when the auto rickshaw driver files a complaint. The Navghar police (in Bhayander East) cannot go and lodge a complaint on our own, said Bhosle.
However, a senior police official said, a case under Section 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) of the IPC could have been filed, had the driver complained to the police. He further added if there were injuries involved, Sections 337 and 338 (causing hurt) of the IPC can also be applied.
Further, the owner of the car should have permanently registered the vehicle with the Thane RTO, within a span of 7 days after the day of the purchase or else the RTO can levy a fine per day, for non-registration, said the official.
The car continues to be driven on the streets for the last two days even after the mishap. According to sources, the car was purchased in the name of Mehta’s company - Seven Eleven Group of Companies.
Moreover, the MLA said Opposition parties are behind the ‘morphed’ video. He said he will file a criminal case against the person who had shot the morphed video of the incident and made it viral on social media. “Opposition political parties are behind it to defame me, as I am the MLA of Mira - Bhayander and affiliated to the BJP,” he said.