Mumbai BMW Hit-and-Run Case: Accused Mihir Shah’s Father Removed As Shinde Sena Deputy Leader

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena ousted Rajesh Shah from his role as deputy leader on Wednesday following controversy over his son Mihir Shah’s alleged involvement in a fatal hit-and-run incident in Mumbai.

Mihir Shah, 24, was arrested from a Virar resort on Tuesday after evading authorities for three days. He’s accused of driving a BMW that ran over a 45-year-old woman on a scooter and injured her husband.

As per reports, Mihir has confessed to being the driver of the car when it struck the couple’s scooter, while also admitting his attempts to cover up his involvement.

Rajesh Shah, known for his close ties to Chief Minister Shinde, was briefly arrested for allegedly aiding his son’s escape and misleading investigators. While released on bail, he has been stripped of his party role but remains a Shiv Sena member.

The incident has sparked public outrage, prompting CM Shinde to promise strict action regardless of political connections. Mumbai Police has also taken steps, demolishing illegal structures at the bar where Mihir reportedly partied before the accident.

Opposition leaders, including Aaditya Thackeray of Shiv Sena (UBT), have criticised the handling of the case, questioning the delay in Mihir’s arrest and calling for more severe charges.

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