Shiv Sena Chief Orders Removal of Party Leader After BMW Hit-and-Run Incident

BMW Hit-and-Run Incident

Mumbai: In a swift and decisive move, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, who also heads the Shiv Sena party, ordered the removal of Rajesh Shah from his party position. This action came just a day after Rajesh Shah’s son, Mihir Shah, was arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident involving a BMW in Mumbai.

The Tragic Incident

On Sunday morning, tragedy struck in the bustling Worli area when a speeding BMW collided with a two-wheeler. The impact claimed the life of Kaveri Nakhwa (45), who was riding a pillion, while her husband, Pradeep, survived with injuries. The luxury car, allegedly driven by Mihir Shah, rammed into their scooter from behind, leaving devastation in its wake.

The Arrests

Rajesh Shah, the deputy leader of the Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena in Palghar, found himself in the eye of the storm. He was arrested alongside his driver, Rajrishi Bidawat. Bidawat, who was reportedly present in the BMW at the time of the accident, faced allegations of aiding Mihir Shah in fleeing the scene. The charges against Rajesh Shah included destruction of evidence and making phone calls after the accident.

Legal Proceedings

A Mumbai magistrate’s court wasted no time in sending Rajesh Shah to 14 days of judicial custody. However, he was later granted bail. Meanwhile, Mihir Shah, who had managed to evade the police since Sunday, was apprehended near Virar. The primary investigation revealed that the BMW had struck the two-wheeler from behind, leading to Kaveri Nakhwa’s tragic demise.

Public Outcry

The BMW hit-and-run incident sparked outrage among the public and political circles alike. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde vowed to ensure justice for the victims, emphasizing that no one responsible for the accident would be spared. Rajesh Shah’s removal from his party position underscores the seriousness of the situation.

BMW Hit-and-Run Incident

As investigations continue, the spotlight remains on the tragic loss of life and the urgent need for accountability. The Shiv Sena, under Shinde’s leadership, faces a critical test in handling this high-profile case.