The police filed a charge sheet in a court in Palghar, Maharashtra, on Wednesday, four months after former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry and a co-passenger were killed in a car accident in the district.
On September 4, Mistry, 54, and Jehangir Pandole were killed when their luxury car collided with a divider on a bridge over the Surya river on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway. Anahita Pandole, 55, who was at the wheel, and Darius Pandole were seriously injured.
On November 5, the Palghar district rural police filed a case under sections 304-A (causing death by negligence), 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), and 337 (causing harm by an act endangering human life) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Motor Vehicles Act.
Police had questioned witnesses and obtained reports from the RTO (Regional Transport Office) and Mercedes Benz India Pune.
Earlier, Police said Mistry and Jehangir Pandole were not wearing seat belts. Prima facie, over-speeding and the ‘error of judgement’ by the driver caused the accident, they had said.
Anahita Pandole, a gynaecologist, was discharged from a Mumbai-based hospital after undergoing treatment for 108 days in December.
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