A week after the Supreme Court rejected his bail application, Alistair Pereira, 27, was sent to Arthur Road jail after he surrendered before the Sewree sessions court on Friday.
On January 12, the Supreme Court upheld a Bombay high court verdict awarding him a three-year jail sentence in a 2006 hit-and-run case in which he ran over 15 people sleeping on a pavement in Bandra, killing seven of them.
Alistair surrendered before the Khar police station at 10am. A police team then produced him before ad-hoc additional judge WP Kanbarkar at 11.20am.
An hour later his case was called out for hearing, and after completing legal formalities, the police took him in custody for serving the remaining term of his three-year sentence.
The Bandra resident, who appeared before the court in black shirt and black pant, was accompanied by three of his relatives.
Pereira is likely to be transferred to some other prison, as convicted prisoners are not housed at Arthur Road prison, which is meant only for undertrial and transit prisoners requiring temporary presence in Mumbai.
Mangesh Pote, senior inspector, Khar police station, said, “We did not receive a copy of the Supreme Court’s order, but we were informed by the Sewree fast-track court that a non-bailable warrant had been issued. We informed Pereira about it and he surrendered.”
Pereira had earlier surrendered on Monday, but was sent back as the police had not received the copy of the Supreme Court order.