Constable Shailendra Jadhav, who was badly injured when a drunk Nooria Haveliwala crashed her SUV into a police van on January 30, remains in a critical condition at Bombay Hospital. His advocate has contested Haveliwala’s bail application.
Ashwini Takalkar, Jadhav’s advocate, said: “We mentioned our intervention in the case. An application opposing bail will be filed in the next hearing.”
The bail application was being heard in the Sessions Court by Judge N.P. Dhote on Monday. Haveliwala filed the bail plea on Saturday, saying that the police had completed her interrogation and that she is now in judicial custody. The application claimed that though the police have registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, she can be only be booked for death due to negligence.
Haveliwala’s application added that since it was an accident, she cannot be charged with voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter a public servant from his duty.
She promised to be available for trial and not tamper with the evidence.
The court has sought a reply from the L.T. Marg police station by February 16 to Haveliwala’s plea.
Meanwhile, advocate Rishi Hinduja, representing the family of Afzal Akbar, who died in the accident, said they too would file an intervention application similar to Jadhav’s.