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Hit-and-run: ML Khattar’s IT consultant surrenders, gets bail

Majumdar had left the Haryana CM’s residence in Sector 3 when the accident took place.

punjab Updated: May 25, 2018 19:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Hit-and-run,ML Khattar,Khattar’s IT consultant
ML Khattar

Two days after his official car was involved in an accident, critically injuring a 26-year-old scooterist, Dhruv Majumdar, information technology (IT) consultant to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, surrendered before the police late on Thursday. He was bailed out soon after.

Satnam Singh,a delivery boy with Zomato, was going home from work in Sector 9 when the speeding Hyundai Sonata coming from the direction of the Capitol Complex hit his scooter at around 11:20pm near the Sector 3 and 4 roundabout on Tuesday night.

Majumdar had left the Haryana CM’s residence in Sector 3 when the accident took place. Not responding to repeated calls by the Chandigarh police to join investigations on Wednesday as well as Thursday, he finally surrendered on Thursday evening.

“Dhruv Majumdar, 34, was arrested on Thursday evening,” said Nilambari Vijay Jagdale, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Chandigarh.

Satnam Singh is at present admitted at the trauma centre of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) with a blood clot in his brain and a fractured leg. He has been operated upon, sources said.

Police have registered a case under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on public way) and 337 (causing hurt by endangering life of others) of the Indian Penal Code at the Sector 3 police station. Despite repeated attempts Majumdar failed to respond to messages or take calls.

Driver had fled from the spot

Police officials said that the driver of the white Hyundai Sonata had fled from the spot after the accident. Satnam Singh was rushed to PGIMER in a private vehicle.

Victim is family’s sole breadwinner

Satnam, who hails from Moga, is the family’s sole breadwinner and is financing his younger brother’s Class 10 studies. He lost both parents when he was young and helped get his two sisters married. “He can’t recognise anyone and does not remember anything. He keeps losing consciousness and shouts angrily when he’s awake,” said Sarabjit Kaur, his aunt.

First Published: May 25, 2018 19:05 IST