- Bollywood singer Aditya arrested after ramming car into the rickshaw in Mumbai
- The incident took place around 12:30 pm when Aditya was taking a U-turn
- Narayan was later given bail from the police station
Bollywood singer Aditya Narayan was arrested on Monday after he allegedly hit an auto-rickshaw by his high speeding car, injuring a passenger and its driver in front of the Indralok Building, Lokhandwala Back Road in Andheri West.
The incident took place around 12:30 pm when Aditya was taking a U-turn and failed to judge the traffic. However, an officer from Versova police station confirmed that Narayan was later given bail from the police station.
Describing the incident another officer from Versova police station said that the injured Rajkumar Palekar(64), the autorickshaw driver, and Surekha Shivekar, the 32-year-old passenger, were taken to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital by Narayan himself. “Prima facie it did not look like a case of drink and drive but we are waiting for his medical reports,” added the officer.
The officer said the injuries were serious and the injured were treated in a nearby hospital. “Narayan did not try to escape from the spot and took the injured to the hospital. The driver has suffered head injuries and the passenger has also received injuries. Whether the injuries are life-threatening or not, I will not comment on that as the doctors are treating them,” added the officer.
The driver of the rickshaw is admitted in the ICU while the passenger has fractured her leg, reports DNA. Aditya’s medical examination is being carried on and he is likely to be questioned by the authorities on 13 March.
As per information, the singer was booked under IPC 338 (Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and IPC 279 (Rash driving or riding on a public way) of the Motor Vehicle Act, as per the same report.
Aditya’s Earlier Controversy: Last year in October, Aditya stoked controversy after he threatened an airline staff at Raipur airport, Chhattisgarh, in a row over fees for carriage of excess baggage, which came to Rs 13,000. But he initially refused to pay the amount to the female check-in staff member and said that he will not pay more than Rs 10,000 for excess baggage. In the viral video, he was seen using profanity at the airport where passengers, as well as female staff members, were present. He was not allowed to board a Mumbai-bound flight until he apologised to the ground staff and paid Rs 12,900.