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Mihir Shah arrested: How Mumbai Police tracked down BMW hit-and-run case accused after 2 days

By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar
Jul 10, 2024 09:21 AM IST

Mumbai BMW hit-and-run case: Mihir Shah, 24, who managed to evade the police since Sunday morning, was arrested from Virar near Mumbai.

Mihir Shah, an absconding accused in the Mumbai BMW hit-and-run case and son of Shiv Sena leader Rajesh Shah, was arrested by police on Tuesday – two days after he allegedly rammed his luxury car into a two-wheeler, killing a woman and injuring her husband. Mihir Shah, 24, who managed to evade the police since Sunday morning, was arrested from Virar near Mumbai.

The BMW car driven by Mihir Shah allegedly rammed into a two-wheeler from behind in the Worli area of south-central Mumbai on July 7 morning, killing a woman and injuring her husband.
The BMW car driven by Mihir Shah allegedly rammed into a two-wheeler from behind in the Worli area of south-central Mumbai on July 7 morning, killing a woman and injuring her husband.

Mihir Shah's mother and two sisters were brought to Mumbai for questioning from Shahapur in Thane district. They are being quizzed along with 10 others, news agency PTI quoted an official as saying.

Kaveri Nakhwa dragged for 1.5 km

The BMW car driven by Mihir Shah allegedly rammed into a two-wheeler from behind in the Worli area of south-central Mumbai on July 7 morning. This collision resulted in the death of Kaveri Nakhwa, 45, who was riding pillion, while her husband Pradeep Nakhwa survived with injuries.

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Kaveri Nakhwa was dragged for around 1.5 km by the speeding car before Mihir Shah pulled it over, swapped the seat with his driver, Rajrishi Bidawat, and fled in another vehicle, according to the Mumbai Police.

According to the police, Mihir Shah fled the scene in an auto rickshaw, leaving his car and driver behind in the Kala Nagar area. He then reached his woman friend's residence in suburban Goregaon. His friend contacted Mihir Shah's sister, who arrived in Goregaon and took him and his friend to her residence in Borivali, PTI reported.

The Shah family then decided to flee to a resort in Shahapur, Thane district, traveling in an Audi car. Mihir Shah's mother Meena, sisters Kinjal and Pooja, and two friends also stayed at the resort.

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After learning the identity of one of the friends accompanying Mihir Shah, the Mumbai Police tracked his number, but this friend too had switched off his mobile phone, the official said.

Late on July 8 evening, Mihir Shah and his friend left the Shahapur resort and reached Virar.

But how Mihir Shah was arrested?

When his friend turned on his mobile phone for 15 minutes, the Mumbai Police immediately tracked the mobile tower location and intercepted them.

Regarding Mihir's movements prior to the accident, an official told PTI that after partying with friends at a bar in the Juhu area, he left with his driver for South Mumbai in the early hours.

He was seen in the Marine Drive area around 4:30am, driving the BMW car with his driver Rajrushi Bidawat seated next to him. As the vehicle reached Worli, it struck the two-wheeler, resulting in Kaveri Nakhwa's death.

The Mumbai Police succeeded in hunting down after two days of painstaking probe when his friend made the mistake of switching on his mobile phone only for 15 minutes.

Mihir, 24, who had managed to evade the police since the accident on Sunday morning, was finally arrested from Virar near Mumbai.

The luxury car driven by Mihir allegedly rammed into a two-wheeler from behind in the Worli area of south-central Mumbai on Sunday morning, resulting in the death of Kaveri Nakhwa (45), who was riding pillion, while her husband Pradeep survived with injuries.

As per the police, Mihir Shah then fled from Kala Nagar area leaving his car and driver behind in an auto rickshaw, and reached his woman friend's residence in suburban Goregaon.

The friend called Mihir's sister, who reached Goregaon, and took both Mihir and his friend to her Borivali residence, a senior police official said.

The Shah family then decided to flee to a resort at Shahapur in Thane district in an Audi car. Mihir, his mother Meena, sisters Kinjal and Pooja and two friends stayed at the resort.

After learning the identity of one of the friends accompanying Mihir, Mumbai Police tracked his number, but this friend too had switched off his mobile phone, the official said.

On late Monday evening, Mihir along with his friend left the Shahapur resort and reached Virar, where his friend switched on his mobile phone for 15 minutes, he said.

Police immediately tracked down the mobile tower location and intercepted the duo, the official added.

As to Mihir's movements prior to the accident, the official said that after partying with friends at a bar in the Juhu area, Mihir Shah left with his driver for South Mumbai in the early hours.

He was spotted in Marine Drive area around 4.30 am, driving the BMW car. Driver Rajrushi Bidawat was sitting next to him.

As the vehicle reached Worli, the car hit the two-wheeler, killing Kaveri Nakhwa.

Mumbai Police succeeded in hunting down Mihir Shah, accused in the BMW hit-and-run case and son of a Shiv Sena politician, after two days of painstaking probe when his friend made the mistake of switching on his mobile phone only for 15 minutes.

Mihir, 24, who had managed to evade the police since the accident on Sunday morning, was finally arrested from Virar near Mumbai.

The luxury car driven by Mihir allegedly rammed into a two-wheeler from behind in the Worli area of south-central Mumbai on Sunday morning, resulting in the death of Kaveri Nakhwa (45), who was riding pillion, while her husband Pradeep survived with injuries.

As per the police, Mihir Shah then fled from Kala Nagar area leaving his car and driver behind in an auto rickshaw, and reached his woman friend's residence in suburban Goregaon.

The friend called Mihir's sister, who reached Goregaon, and took both Mihir and his friend to her Borivali residence, a senior police official said.

The Shah family then decided to flee to a resort at Shahapur in Thane district in an Audi car. Mihir, his mother Meena, sisters Kinjal and Pooja and two friends stayed at the resort.

After learning the identity of one of the friends accompanying Mihir, Mumbai Police tracked his number, but this friend too had switched off his mobile phone, the official said.

On late Monday evening, Mihir along with his friend left the Shahapur resort and reached Virar, where his friend switched on his mobile phone for 15 minutes, he said.

Police immediately tracked down the mobile tower location and intercepted the duo, the official added.

As to Mihir's movements prior to the accident, the official said that after partying with friends at a bar in the Juhu area, Mihir Shah left with his driver for South Mumbai in the early hours.

He was spotted in Marine Drive area around 4.30 am, driving the BMW car. Driver Rajrushi Bidawat was sitting next to him.

As the vehicle reached Worli, the car hit the two-wheeler, killing Kaveri Nakhwa.

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