Moshi Hit-and-Run: Police officer's son booked after CCTV footage goes viral

Despite the severity of the accident, no case was filed for 24 hours. The incident, captured on CCTV, went viral on social media, prompting police action.
Moshi Hit-and-Run: Police officer's son booked after CCTV footage goes viral

Pune: 24-hours after the CCTV footage of hit-and-run case went viral on social media, Bhosari police swung into action and registered FIR against the car driver, who is also son of a policemen posted at the same police station.

A woman has sustained severe injuries after being struck by the speeding car while crossing the road. The victim has been identified as Rekha Jivaram Chaudhary (40), from Borhade Wadi, Moshi. Rekha's husband Jivaram Tejaram Chaudhary filed a complaint regarding this incident.

The suspected car driver, identified as Vinay Vilas Naikare (23), son of a police officer, has been charged under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988.

Rekha was crossing the road with her daughter on Wednesday (June 12) afternoon in front of Swaraj Residency, Moshi, when the car allegedly driven by Vinay hit her. Rekha was thrown into the air before landing on the road, suffering serious injuries. Despite the severity of the accident, no case was filed for 24 hours. The incident, captured on CCTV, went viral on social media, prompting police action.

Vinay’s father, Vilas Naikare, is a police officer stationed at MIDC Bhosari Police Station. The delay in filing the case has raised concerns, but the viral video ensured justice took its course.

In a similar incident, Hinjewadi police had booked a car driver who had hit a young girl on May 23 evening near the Wakad bridge bus stop. The case had been lodged 20 days after the incident, and only after the CCTV footage of the incident went viral on social media.

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