Ambani Aston Martin Crash Saga !

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  1. Singh

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    Nearly 36 hours after an Aston Martin owned by Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries smashed into two cars on Pedder Road, the identity of the driver, who disappeared from the scene, remained unclear on Monday.

    A Reliance spokesman said a chauffeur was at the wheel and that the car was on a routine maintenance spin early on Sunday as it had not been used the previous day. But one of the occupants of a car hit by the speeding Aston Martin told Mirror that she saw a young man in the driving seat and that he didn't look like a chauffeur.

    Bansilal Joshi, 55, a Reliance driver, presented himself at the Gamdevi police station on Sunday afternoon, nearly 12 hours after the accident that left two other cars -- an Audi and a Hyundai Elantra -- badly smashed and eight people injured. He claimed responsibility for the crash.

    Though the statement of portly Joshi, who weighs 100 kg, was recorded, he was not arrested. "It was a serious accident. You just have to see the shape that the Aston Martin is in. It was a hitand-run and there are many unanswered questions. We will carry out a thorough investigation," said a police officer, who didn't want to be named.

    One of the most vital questions that the police are seeking an answer to is that why were two Honda CRVs, with a large security detail, tailing a car driven by a chauffeur and not carrying any Ambani family member. They also want to know why the security personnel whisked the chauffeur away in one of their cars and did not report the matter to cops immediately.

    Foram Ruparel, 25, who was driving the Audi that was first hit by the Aston Martin, said she had a good view of the man driving that car. "I could see in the rear-view mirror the car was moving at a high speed, weaving left and right. And then, in a flash, it hit my car. I had a decent look at driver's face. He was a young man," she said.

    Foram said the driver of the Aston Martin tried to flee, but the car stalled a little distance ahead. "In seconds, there was a swarm of security men around the car and they bundled the driver into one of the SUVs and sped off," she said.

    The MBA student, who lives in Ghatkopar (E), had driven to south Mumbai for dinner with her friends Hardik Shah, his wife Runali and Neomi Lakhpatia on Saturday evening. Around 1.20 am on Sunday, they left for Ghatkopar from Girgaum Chowpatty. "I was barely driving at 50 kmph when the Aston Martin hit us," Foram said. She recalled onlookers telling her that the Aston Martin belonged to a "big businessman". "The driver disappeared, so I could not confront him," Foram said.

    The CCTV footage from the nearby Cadbury Junction is inconclusive. "We have examined the footage, but the driver's face is not visible. The footage only shows an Aston Martin passing by," said Deputy Police Commissioner Nisar Tamboli, under whose jurisdiction the accident occurred.

    He added that the Gamdevi police had written to Reliance Industires asking it to provide the name of the person "who was in the possession of the car" at the time of the crash.

    The Reliance spokesman maintained that Joshi was at the Aston Martin's wheel and that he was its lone occupant. "Bansilal Joshi mistakenly pushed the accelerator," he said. On why two SUVs were escorting a car being driven by a chauffeur, he said: "It's standard procedure to provide security to a family car even when it is being taken to a petrol pump."

    Forensic experts have collected fingerprints from the car, which should help cops confirm the driver's identity.

    Thane resident Vikram Mishra's Hyundei Elantra was also rear-ended by the Aston Martin, and spun 360 degrees. Mishra, who works with a pharmaceutical firm, was travelling with his wife, their 17-year-old son, a pregnant family friend and her husband.

    Mishra said that the police control room's response was very poor. "The operator asked me what was the name of the nearest police station and the pin code of the area. How will we know such details?" he said.

    A police team reached the spot soon, but didn't register an FIR till 5.30 am. "They asked us to get our cars towed away from the scene as they were obstructing traffic. Ideally, they should have towed the vehicles for an RTO inspection," Mishra said.

    Foram claimed that instead of trying to find out who was driving the Aston Martin, the police repeatedly asked them to narrate the incident. "It seemed as if they were trying to blame us for the crash," she said.

    Car was not driven by chauffeur: Witness - Mumbai Mirror
     
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    'Was trying to avoid hitting two-wheeler'

    Two days after the accident on Pedder Road, the driver of Reliance Industries Limited-owned Aston Martin said in his statement that he was going to RIL CMD Mukesh Ambani's home Antilla to park the car there. He claimed the accident occurred because he swerved to avoid colliding with a two-wheeler, police said.

    Bansi Joshi approached the Gamdevi police station, claiming he was the driver of the vehicle. Police are yet to ascertain whether Joshi was at the wheel of the vehicle when the accident occurred.

    Joshi, 55, is a long time employee of RIL, police said. "He has been working for RIL for several years now. He told us that he was going to Antilla Sunday. He was speeding and swerved sharply to avoid colliding with a two-wheeler moving ahead of him and hit an Audi as a result," said Assistant Police Inspector Ravindra Pawar of the Gamdevi police station. RIL spokesperson Tushar Pania confirmed that Joshi was heading to Antilla to park the vehicle there.


    'Was trying to avoid hitting two-wheeler' - Indian Express
     
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    Was It Akash Ambani in the Hit & Run Case in Mumbai?


    An Aston Martin with License Plate – MH-01-BK99 rammed into an Audi and then a Toyota Corolla at high speed at Mumbai’s Peddar Road, injuring three people seriously. The Aston Martin is registered under Reliance Ports.


    Foram Ruparel, the driver of the Audi car claimed that the Aston Martin was being driven by Akash Ambani, the son of Mukesh Ambani. Ruparel said that her Audi was hit at such great speed by the Aston Martin that her car jumped the divider and hit a bus. The speeding Aston then hit a Toyota Corolla owned by Vikram Mishra.

    Police claim that the driver of the Aston Martin fled from the sscene after the accident. In fact the alleged driver – Akash Ambani drove his Aston while fleeing but had to dump the car as one of the tyre came off.

    Foram Ruparel sense police bias already protecting Akash Ambani and said that when the Aston Martin was taken to the police station, they covered the car so as to not reveal the license plate. Reliance Industries Limited spokesperson issued a statement that the car belongs to Reliance but was being driven by a driver of the company who was going to park the car when the accident happened.

    Will the truth come out or once again money power will protect a rich kid?

    Was It Akash Ambani in the Hit & Run Case in Mumbai? - Fashion Scandal
     
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    This is where the insurance companies would handle things, would they not? If I had damage or injury I would want to be made whole, not worry about specific person to blame. It is civil liability of RIL in question here. Agree that police behavior is shameful.
     
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    Insurance Companies in India? You won't get a penny out of them, if they can find even a single excuse. With Ambanis though, it might be different.
     
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    Answer is obvious and you know that as well :D isn't it ? ;)
     
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    Aston Martin crash: Reliance driver owns up but police seek forensic evidence


    The ambiguity and mystery over the identity of the person who was driving an Aston Martin which was involved in an accident in the wee hours of Sunday continues to baffle the police.

    The Gamdevi police recorded the statement of the man, purportedly employed as a chauffeur with Reliance Company, late on Monday night. The driver, Bansi Joshi, 55, claimed he was driving the luxury car when it was involved in an accident on Peddar Road.

    The police, who allowed Joshi to leave after his statement was recorded, said that they would not be making any arrest until they are sure who was behind the wheel of the luxury car.

    The police said they would be adopting several methods to ensure who was behind the wheel.

    Since the Aston Martin was badly wrecked in the mishap, the airbags of the vehicle must have popped out. A police officer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that there is a strong possibility of the driver’s hair strands being in the car and a DNA test would easily verify who was driving the car when the mishap took place.

    Meanwhile, the police are going through the CCTV footage of mishap from four places and are trying to find out if there were any eyewitnesses who saw the driver fleeing the spot. The police will be sending images from the CCTV footage to Kalina forensic laboratory to get better images. The police are also cross-checking whether Joshi is telling the truth. “If it is found that Joshi is lying, he will be have to face the repercussions,” said a police officer.

    The incident occurred around 1.30am when the Aston Martin (MH01-BK-99) was being driven at breakneck speed from Peddar Road towards Haji Ali. The driver allegedly lost control and rammed into an Audi (MH14-DN-6666) in front of it. As soon as it hit the Audi, the front right wheel of the vehicle came off and the Audi crossed over the divider and hit a luxury bus. The Aston Martin continued to move further on three wheels and collided with a Hyundai Elantra. The driver of the luxury car fled the spot as soon as the vehicle ground to a halt.

    The police said that they will be getting Joshi’s mobile phone records and ascertain whether he was present around the accident spot at the time the mishap took place. They will then try to corroborate his statement.

    Spinning out of control
    The mishap took place early on Sunday when the Aston Martin was being driven at breakneck speed on Peddar Road.

    The luxury car (MH01-BK-99) which was being driven at breakneck speed towards Haji Ali spun out of control and rammed into an Audi (MH14-DN-6666). A wheel of the Aston Martin came off and it then collided with a Hyundai Elantra.

    Aston Martin crash: Reliance driver owns up but police seek forensic evidence - Mumbai - DNA
     
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    Rich kid will win :yey:
    BTW I didn't knew that fat kid could drive
     
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    Does India have "contributory negligence" as in some US states?

    The owners of the 2 damaged cars and the 8 injured people can file a civil suit, and there might be an out-of-court settlement, I suppose.

    Again, I agree police actions are shameful.

    However, typically on DFI there is a flurry of posts on an issue but no follow-up on the final outcome of such incidents.
     
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    How about criminal negligence?
     
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    @W.G.Ewald @asianobserve

    The car belongs to Ambanis, they are possibly the most powerful and richest people in India. Even a minor accident involving expensive cars and rich people gets coverage on tabloids, but because this happened to Ambani's car it will rarely be published and there definitely won't be any follow up.

    In fact I was hesitant in posting this news.
     
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    There will be an out-of court settlement before all of that happens, is my guess.
     
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    You might be "disappeared"? :shocked:

    Oh, I hope not.
     
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    High speed crash, sure the driver would have had a scratch here and there,hair samples on seat and even air bags which would surely have come out. Forensic science should make if east unless the law enforcement agencies are playing ball with the rich and mighty.
     
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    Re: Has the son of India’s richest man killed two persons?

    you mean this hathi ka bacha


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    i think it must be chikni chameli


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    Re: Has the son of India’s richest man killed two persons?

    It cant be his Elephant son since he needs a Tractor to carry him. It could be daughter.
     
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    Re: Has the son of India’s richest man killed two persons?

    Dailymail, a UK based tabloid rag has an article on this issue, and it has this at the bottom of their article: "Sorry we are unable to accept comments for legal reasons."

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    Draw your own inferences. Bri-turds are as terrified as Indians of something, which I shall not name here.
     
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    Re: Has the son of India’s richest man killed two persons?

    And what will happen to this thread? Will it get banned or something with money power?
     
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