Property dealer held in Audi hit-and-run case
A property dealer on Monday was detained by Delhi Police who claim to have solved the hit and run case involving an Audi luxury car which killed a juice vendor at ITO here on July 22.
The police are, however, still questioning the person though they say that the accused has admitted to hitting the man.
The property dealer, identified as Rajiv, stays in Greater Kailash, was detained on the basis of inputs received regarding his whereabouts.
The accused had also allegedly tried to hide his car at Anand Vihar after the incident.
The police have impounded his car. The police have also denied the eye witness accounts claiming that there were other passengers in the car. According to police, the accused was the only one in the car.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (central) MS Randhawa, the accused was returning from his office at Ansari Gate late night on Saturday when the incident happened. Manoj, the juice vendor was crossing the road after wrapping up work and was hit by the car which was allegedly over speeding. The impact of the accident was such that he was flung several feet up in the air and was impaled on the iron grills dividing the road.
"He was returning home late night after work. He was the one driving the car and we have impounded the vehicle at the police station," said Randhawa.
The police had looked into the CCTV footage which could not capture the number plates on the car.
The flashing lights of the car posed a serious challenge to the investigators as they could only identify the white car and no other details could be discerned.
Sources claimed that the police then had to stitch together several CCTV footage to track his escape route and also thought of sending teams to local repair shops as they anticipated the accused to visit them.
The police will now continue with their investigation as they have claimed to make a "water tight case" against the accused.
The body of the deceased in the meantime has been sent to his native village in Bihar for his last rites.