Drink-driving case: Cops rope in RTO for detailed report on Mumbai lawyer Gadkar’s crash
The RCF police investigating the Janhavi Gadkar drink driving case have roped in the Regional Transport Office (RTO) at Wadala to prepare a detailed road accident report and strengthen the case against Gadkar.mumbai Updated: Jun 15, 2015 23:07 IST
The RCF police investigating the Janhavi Gadkar drink driving case have roped in the Regional Transport Office (RTO) at Wadala to prepare a detailed road accident report and strengthen the case against Gadkar.
In such cases, RTO officers normally use a form called the accident vehicle inspection report, which includes only basic information about the vehicle. “However, in this case we are using a road accident report form, for which every aspect of the vehicle and the accident must be verified. We are taking the help of the RCF police to fill in all the information,” said an RTO official. “The road accident report is used only in extreme cases, and is being used for the first time in Mumbai,” he added.
Officials from the Wadala RTO have already inspected the site of last Tuesday’s crash on the Eastern Freeway. The road accident report will be based on their findings, and extensively detail all aspects of the crash. It will be included in the police’s evidence against Gadkar.
The police will also seek the opinion of an expert on how an Audi Q3 functions, and whether there were any issues with the one Gadkar owned. A senior RTO officer said they had found no mechanical fault in Gadkar’s Audi. The car, bought a year ago, had been driven for around 11,000 km but had not been given for servicing, said the officer.
A police officer said that despite all the material evidence against Gadkar, all government employees involved in the case, including RTO officials, will be called as witnesses.
First Published: Jun 15, 2015 23:04 IST