Two days after the Supreme Court upheld Mumbai-based businessman Alistair Pereira’s three-year jail term in a 2006 hit-and-run case and cancelled his bail, he is yet to surrender before the authorities.
Pereira mowed down seven people sleeping on a pavement in Bandra in 2006 and injured eight others. Tests had shown he was drunk at the time.
On Thursday, the SC upheld a three-year jail term awarded to him, cancelled his bail and directed him to surrender.
On Saturday, the Bandra police said they still had no idea where Pereira was. “We have not received the court order yet. Once we get it, we will trace him and take him into custody,” said DCP Pratap Dighavkar.
Pereira’s house on Carter Road has been locked and empty for a while. Now, his lawyer Manjula Rao said she too does not know where he is and added that neither he nor his mother is answering her calls.