Mihir Shah, Mumbai BMW hit-and-run accused, arrested after 3 days


Mihir Shah, the primary suspect in the Worli hit-and-run incident, was arrested on Tuesday. He had been on the run since July 7 after allegedly crashing his BMW into a scooter, resulting in the death of a woman.

Mihir, 24, is the son of Rajesh Shah, a Shiv Sena leader from the Eknath Shinde camp. Rajesh Shah was initially detained by the Worli police but was released on bail on Monday.

The BMW involved in the incident was allegedly driven by Mihir Shah, with his driver, Rajrishi Bidawat, in the passenger seat. The car was later found abandoned in Kala Nagar, Bandra East.

Mihir Shah has been charged under Sections 105 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 281 (rash and negligent driving endangering human life), 125-B (endangering life and personal safety), 238, and 324(4) (committing mischief causing loss and damage) of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sahita. Additionally, he faces charges under Sections 184, 134A, 134B, and 187 of the Motor Vehicles Act.

According to the police, Rajesh Shah called his son Mihir after the incident and allegedly instructed him to switch places with the driver. The police claim that Rajesh Shah planned to pin the blame on the driver to protect his son.


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