In a bid to ascertain the exact person, who was driving the car in the Red Road hit-and-run case, the test identification (TI) parade on Thursday held at Presidency Correctional Home.
Though the report of the TI parade is yet to come, sources said during the parade two officers of the Indian Air Force (IAF) have identified Shambia as the person who was sitting on the driver’s seat of the Audi that hit IAF officer Corporal Abhimanyu Gaud on Red Road.
Apart from the two IAF officers, who had witnessed the accident, 16 others were present in the correctional home during the TI parade.
It may be mentioned that the police had arrested Shambia Sohrab and two of his friends Johny and Shanu in connection with the hit-and-run case.
Johny and Shanu both had claimed that Shambia was driving the Audi and they were in another Scoda.
They had also told the police that both of them had urged Shambia not to drive the car as he was in an inebriated state. But Shambia didn’t listen to them and drove the car. Finally he hit Gaud after breaking two security barricades and taking a u-turn from a crossing finding rehearsal of the republic day parade was going on.
During interrogation, Shambia repeatedly claimed that he was not driving the car. It had confused the police and the investigating officers had approached the Bankshall Court pleading for a TI parade.
TI parade was conducted where several youth including Shambia, Shanu and Johny were present.
Then the IAF officers have been asked to identify the person who was driving the car. Sources said that in one chance the officers had identified Shambia.
Later, two constables of the South Traffic Guard, who were on-duty on Kidderpore Road on that day morning, identified Shanu and Johny. The constables claimed that they had seen the duo in another car that stopped after being asked by the constables.
It may be mentioned that Shambia is the younger son of the former RJD MLA Md Sohrab, who along with his elder son Ambia is still absconding.
After an investigation, it was revealed that the car was being driven by Shambia.