Aston Martin crash: RIL worker identified as driver
The complainant in the Aston Martin car crash at Peddar Road has identified 55-year-old Bansilal Joshi, a Reliance Ports Limited employee, as the driver of the car on December 9. Foram Ruparel, whose Audi car was hit and smashed in the accident, has claimed that the Aston Martin was being driven by the chauffeur.
"The police investigations, too, revealed that Joshi was the driver. I gave my statement before the magistrate on Monday," Ruparel told Hindustan Times. Additional commissioner of police, south region, Krishna Prakash said there has been no arrest in the case till late Wednesday, even though Ruparel gave her statement on Monday. The accident took place on the northbound stretch of Peddar Road in south Mumbai around 1.30am on December 9.
Joshi later surrendered before the police, claiming he was driving the Aston Martin Rapide car when he hit the Audi car from the rear. Owing to the impact, the Audi jumped the divider and hit a private bus on the southbound stretch. Meanwhile, the driver of the Aston Martin car could not bring down the speed of his vehicle and crashed into a Hyundai Elantra. The police found the Aston Martin abandoned 150 metres ahead of the accident spot after the incident was reported.
The complainant on Thursday said that she hasn't got compensation from RIL.
The Gamdevi police have registered a case of rash driving and causing hurt and endangering life and personal safety of others under sections of Indian Penal Code.