Will file Gadkar charge sheet soon: Cops

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 15, 2015 00:45 IST

The RCF police on Sunday said investigation into the drink driving case involving advocate Janhavi Gadkar, who crashed her car into a taxi killing two people, are in the final stages, and the charge sheet will be prepared well within the 60-days deadline.

The police said they have covered all the crucial aspects of the case and have been able to gather important evidence, to make a watertight case against the lawyer.

Dilip Raut, senior inspector, RCF police, said the investigating team of the case has started working on the charge sheet, as its quick submission will ensure a swift case hearing of the case.

“We have recorded the statements of the witnesses who were at the spot after the crash took place. On Saturday, we took the statement of a taxi driver who witnessed the whole incident. He will make an important addition to our evidence and his statement will make the sequence of the events clear in the case,” said Raut.

On Saturday, the police also recorded the statement of a top Reliance official, Alok Agarwal, who had accompanied Gadkar to Irish House pub in Kala Ghoda on the night of the accident.

Gadkar had left the pub for her Chembur home when she crashed her car on the Eastern Freeway.

The police claim to have found strong evidence from both the bars Gadkar had visited on June 8. According to them, Gadkar first went to Marine Plaza at Marine Drive with a friend and then moved to Irish House in Kala Ghoda around 10pm.

Both the places were visited by the investigating team and the close circuit television (CCTV) footage of the bars was scrutinised, along with other details,to prove that she was present there.
To get a clear picture of the sequence of events that took place on the intervening night of June 8 and June 9, the police also recreated the incident and drove on the path Gadkar had allegedly taken.

The blood report of Gadkar has revealed there was 200mg of alcohol in her blood, more than six times the permissible limit of 30mg.

On June 9, Gadkar, a lawyer with Reliance, had crashed her car into a taxi on the Eastern Freeway. While the airbags in her Audi saved Gadkar, the impact of the crash so severe that the entire front side of the taxi was crushed, killing its driver, Mohamed Sayyed, and a passenger, Salim
Sabuwala, His daughters and wife are still in the hospital, while his son Noman suffered minor injuries.

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