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22-yr-old merchant navy officer held

mumbai Updated: Apr 09, 2010 00:32 IST
HT Correspondent

The Santacruz police on Wednesday night arrested the 22-year-old son of brigadier who crashed his Lancer into five senior citizens, injuring them, on Sunday while they were out for a morning walk.

The accused told the police that he fled the spot out of fear.

“Harman Singha (22) was arrested from Khar. He was booked for rash driving and causing grievous hurt. Singha, a merchant navy officer was produced before the court on Thursday where he was granted bail,” said senior inspector Madhukar Chaudhary.

On the day of the incident, Singha was returning from JW Marriott Hotel when he lost control over his Lancer and the vehicle hit five senior citizens standing at the corner of the road near Ramada Plaza.

Based on the number of the car, a police team was sent to Delhi and found that the car belonged to Brigadier J.S. Singha who later told the police that his son Harman had been driving the car in Mumbai.

The police said, Singha confessed that he was behind the wheel at the time of the accident. “Seeing a crowd gathering, he got nervous and fled. He feared he would be beaten if he stepped out of the car,” added Chaudhary.

The police added that Singha, along with his friend, had then gone his residence at Khar and they decided not to inform the police about it.