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Bollywood singer Aditya arrested after ramming vehicle into rickshaw, injuring two

Aditya Narayan detained by Versova Police for crashing into auto at Lokhandwala injuring two Udit and Aditya Narayan
Stacy Diaz | 13 March, 2018, 22:57

A duty officer at the Versova police station confirmed the incident but refused to reveal details. Bail was granted to the singer later in the day and he was fined ₹10,000.

Mumbai Police spokesperson said: "Aditya Narayan's vehicle hit an auto-rickshaw, injuring a passenger and its driver".

The accident took place around 12:30 pm when Aditya was taking a U-turn and while taking the turn he accidentally hit the auto rickshaw. He was later granted bail for Rs 10,000 personal bond.

The actor-singer was detained after he hit a rickshaw from behind with his Mercedes in front of Indralok Building, Lokhandwala Back Road in Andheri West around noon.

Following the incident, Aditya shifted the injured persons, identified as Rajkumar Palekar (64), the auto driver, and Surekha Shivekar (32), a passenger, to nearby hospital, he said.

The episode had taken place when Narayan, travelling on Raipur-Mumbai IndiGo flight 6E-258, used "unparliamentary language" with a female staff member of the airline. In the accident, the woman sitting in the auto rickshaw sustained injuries, and Narayan immediately rushed her to Kokilaben Bhirubhai Ambani Hospital in his vehicle.

Hearing the commotion, a large crowd gathered, but nobody offered to lend a helping hand, barring an autorickshaw driver who agreed to take the two victims to the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, barely a kilometre away.

Reportedly, the singer hit an auto rickshaw, hurting the passenger and the rickshaw driver. DCP Zone 9, Paramjit Singh Dahiya, said, "He (Aditya) was arrested in the matter, and investigations are on".

Versova police is now probing the case and further details are awaited.