A local court today sent Rajastan MLA Nandkishore Maharia’s son Siddharth, who had allegedly hit an autorickshaw and a PCR van with his BMW car killing three persons and injuring five others on July 2, to judicial custody for 14 days. Siddharth was produced before the metropolitan magistrate who remanded him to judicial custody till July 24, Investigating Officer Kamal Nain said.
Siddharth, the son of the Independent MLA from Fatehpur, was allegedly driving the BMW at a speed of approximately 100 km/hr in the wee hours of July 2. The car first hit an autorickshaw and then rammed a PCR van nearby.
Of the four men who were in the autorickshaw, three were killed while one was injured. Four policemen including an assistant sub inspector were also injured.
As per the breathanalyser test conducted soon after the incident, Siddharth’s alcohol level was found to be 152 mg/100 ml, while the permissible limit is 30 mg/100 ml.
He, however, had claimed that he was not driving the car and also denied having consumed alcohol.