MUMBAI, Oct. 11, 2022 (TBINN)
A Magistrate Court directed jail authorities to provide medical treatment to Irfan Bilakhiya, the accused in the Bandra-Worli Sea Link Accident in which five people were killed and eight others injured.
Bilakhiya, aged 40, moved a plea seeking hospitalisation on the ground that he sustained multiple injuries. Through his advocate Chandni Bhatt, the accused said that he suffered fractures in his head, jaw and arm besides other internal damages. Bilakhiya further said in his plea that he is diabetic and needs immediate surgery.
The application also informed the court that he has difficulty sitting or standing, due to spinal injuries. No M.R.I. or C.T. scan has been done after the incident to find the extent of injuries, highlighted the plea.
It is to be noted here that in the wee hours of Wednesday, the accused, a real estate developer who is resident of Mohammad Ali Road, rammed into three cars and an ambulance which were parked aside after a previous accident.
During the police probe, it came to fore that Bilakhiya took his eyes off the road as he tried to plug his mobile phone for charging just moments before the deadly accident.
During the court proceedings for Bilakhiya’s custodial interrogation, his lawyer said that there were no signages, barricades or traffic safety cones to indicate that there were stationary vehicles.
The accused has been booked under sections 304A (death of any person by doing any rash or negligent act not amounting to culpable homicide), 338 (endangering life or personal safety of others) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code.
Irfan Bilakhiya is currently in judicial custody and lodged at Arthur Road Jail.