Mumbai drink driving case: Gadkar’s bail plea deferred till June 22

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 17, 2015 23:28 IST

A metropolitan magistrate in Mumbai deferred the bail plea of advocate Janhavi Ajit Gadkar till Monday, after jail authorities failed to submit her medical report.

On June 9, Gadkar crashed her car into a taxi while driving drunk on the wrong side of the Eastern Freeway, killing two people and injuring four others.

Gadkar’s advocate had earlier asked the court to provide medical aid to her, as she too was injured in the accident. The court had asked jail authorities to submit her medical report by Wednesday, which they failed to do.

The court was informed that Gadkar was taken for a medical check-up on Wednesday morning, and that the jail authorities were yet to receive the report.

Her advocate Mahesh Sabnis requested for the plea to be heard after two days, by when the report would arrive.

Nelofer, the daughter of the taxi driver who died in the accident, also came to the court.

“My mother is still in a state of shock, so we have yet not been able to discuss anything with her. The police have assured us they will do everything necessary to get us justice” said Nelofer, the only daughter of her parents. The family of Salim Sabuwala, who also died in the accident, was present in the court.

Niteen Pradhan, the advocate for both the families, submitted they have full faith in the prosecuting agency and the investigating officer. “The police are yet to record the statements of Salim’s daughters, who have been discharged from the hospital, and of his wife, who is still under doctors’ observation,” said one of their relatives.

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