Television actor Ronit Roy was on Thursday arrested for rash and negligent driving after his speeding Mercedez car allegedly hit another car, injuring four persons of a family. He was produced in a local court later in the day and the court granted him bail on a personal bond of Rs 12,000, police said.
“We registered a case against Mr. Roy today morning after receiving information that his car hit another car injuring four members of a family. Deepak Darera who was driving his Maruti WagonR, has registered the complaint,” Investigating Officer U.V. Pawar of Amboli police station told The Hindu .
He said that according to the complainant, the entire Darera family was going to Matheran for a trip in the morning when Mr. Roy's car hit the other car from the right side at a crossroad at New Link Road. Mr. Darera said that “Mr Roy was travelling at a very high speed. The incident happened at 5.30 am and we were informed at 6.50 am,” Mr. Pawar said.
Mr. Roy took all the injured members of the family to the hospital. “He left after taking them to the hospital,” he said.
Police said that Mr. Darera's wife Kantiben Darera sustained serious injuries. “Her left hand is fractured. She sustained injury on the spinal cord. There is bleeding from her head. Even her daughter Pooja sustained head injury. They both are being treated in Kokilaben hospital and will soon be shifted to another hospital. Mr. Darera's second daughter Sneha sustained minor injuries,” Mr. Pawar said.
“After receiving the complaint, we called Mr. Roy for inquiry. He came and then we sent him for medical test to see if he was under the influence of alcohol. But his medical report is clear,” he said.
The police booked him under the IPC sections 279 (rash and negligent driving) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others). “We also booked him under section 134B of the Motor Vehicles Act because he did not inform the police about the accident,” he said.
Mr. Roy was produced in a local court which granted him bail on a personal bond of Rs. 12,000.