Mumbai BMW hit-and-run case: Shiv Sena removes accused Mihir Shah's father Rajesh Shah as party's deputy leader

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Rajesh Shah was relieved from the post of the party's deputy leader, reads a one-line notice by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena's secretary Sanjay More.

 Shiv Sena removes accused Mihir Shah's father Rajesh Shah as party's deputy leader

Mumbai BMW Hit-And-Run Case: In the first major political fallout of the Worli BMW hit-and-run incident, Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde on Wednesday removed Rajesh Shah, the father of the Mumbai BMW hit-and-run case accused Mihir Shah, as deputy leader of the Shiv Sena.

Rajesh Shah, the father of Mihir Shah, accused in the hit-and-run case, which resulted in the death of 45-year-old woman Kaveri Nakhwa. 

A Mumbai court has sent Mihir Shah, the main accused in the Worli hit-and-run case, to police custody till July 16. Mihir Shah was arrested from Virar on Tuesday. He was brought to Sewri court in Mumbai on Wednesday. 

Shah had been absconding after the car he was allegedly driving hit a scooter on Dr Annie Besant Road in Worli on Sunday, July 7. Fourteen teams were formed by Mumbai police to nab him. Police arrested Rajrishi Singh Bidawat and Mihir's father, Rajesh Shah, for their alleged involvement in the case. 

Following the tragic incident, the deceased woman's husband, Pradeep Nakhwa, questioned the delay in the arrest of the accused and alleged that he dragged his wife from Ceejay House to Sea Link Road.

(With inputs from ANI)

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