In blue jeans, a light blue shirt and makeup on her face, Nooriya Haveliwala stepped into the LT Marg police station on Sunday afternoon to appear before the police, to comply with the terms of her conditional bail.
Haveliwala (27), accused for running over and killing two people, arrived at 4 pm, with her advocate Renuka Laxmeshwar.
She was seated in the rear of a taxi with its windows rolled up to avoid media attention. Smiling and giggling with her advocate, Haveliwala disappeared into the station as soon as she got off the taxi.
Haveliwala was granted bail on condition that she presents herself at the LT Marg police station every Sunday for a month, and assists with the investigation.
“On Sunday, Haveliwala made her first appearance before the local police,” said Arun Borude, senior police inspector at LT Marg police station.
The two women did not appear to be under any stress, and entered the station from the rear gate. “She came at 4 pm along with her advocate,” Borude added.
After half an hour, Haveliwala and Laxmeshwar made a quite exit from the station.
“The advocate went through the rear exit, Haveliwala exited from the front, avoiding the media gathered at the rear gate,” Borude said.
In the half hour that Haveliwala was at the station, she was questioned about her drug consumption, among other things.
“Since we haven’t got police custody of her, we haven’t interrogated her about the drugs. The forensic reports, which returned positive for morphine and cannabis, reached us only when she was already in judicial custody,” Borude said.
Haveliwala did not cooperate with the police and left without giving them any answers. “We will seek seven-day custody of her, so we can question her exclusively on her drug consumption under the NPDS Act,” Borude said.