Nooria Haveliwala knew the consequences of drink driving, the LT Marg police said while opposing her bail plea. On January 30, the 27-year-old NRI had crashed her car into six people, killing two, including a policeman.
The police said Haveliwala was under the influence of alcohol and drugs and was speeding at the time of the incident.
“It’s a serious offence. She stays in a rented place in Colaba and there are chances that she might abscond,” said Public Prosecutor R.V. Kini.
Haveliwala’s advocate Renuka Laxmeshwar, told Hindustan Times that her passport is with the court. “She will abide to any condition put by the court,” she added.
Haveliwala is currently in
JJ hospital. The police plan to seek her remand for offence related to “consumption of psychotropic substance”.
Forensic reports had concluded that she had consumed drugs on the night of accident.
On February 6, Haveliwala filed a bail application saying the police have finished interrogating her. She claimed that though the police have registered a case for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, she could only be booked for death due to negligence.
Haveliwala also said the incident was due to an accident with a taxi at the signal. Her car overturned as she lost control and hence cannot be charged for voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty.
Injured constable Shailendra Jadhav and the family of motorcyclist Afzal Akbar, who died in the accident, filed intervention applications opposing the bail.
“She is an US citizen and chances are high that she might go there if she gets bail,” said advocate Rishi Hinjuja, who is representing Akbar’s family.
If granted bail, she should not be allowed to enter Mumbai and Navi Mumbai as she belongs to an influential family, he added.