The Bandra police on Tuesday tried to serve summons to actors Sohail Khan and his brother Arbaaz in connection with the Bandstand accident caused by the family's driver on Sunday night, in which a 70-year-old woman was killed, but to no avail.
"A policeman went to Sohail's residence at 4pm, but was told that he was not in town. When we contacted Arbaaz's personal assistant, we were told he was not in the city either. We have left a message for the duo and will get in touch with them after they return," said R Aher, inspector of Bandra police station.
Aher said that recording Sohail and Arbaaz's statements is crucial for the investigation.
The police said that the chemical analysis report of the accused, Dhananjay Pimpale, 46, is awaited. The preliminary medical report had revealed that Pimpale was not driving under the influence of alcohol.
"The vehicle, a Toyota Lexus, has been seized. The Andheri regional transport office will inspect it to check if the accident occurred due to human error or mechanical failure. Pimpale's driving license has been returned to him," said Aher.
While the vehicle belongs to Arbaaz, the family driver was alone while going to pick up Sohail from his Khar residence.
The police said that they would wait 15 days for relatives of the victim, Chandana Bala, to claim her body before cremating her.
The police also said that there are no CCTV cameras installed around the accident spot at Bandstand.
Hence, the police are going to verify the footage of cameras around the area to check if there is any recording of the accident, the police said.
"We are verifying if Pimpale has any past criminal records," said Aher.