Actor Dalip Tahil arrested for drunk driving, rammed his car into an auto

In a shocking turn of events, popular actor Dalip Tahil who is best known for his villainous roles in films like ‘Baazigar’, ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai’ among others was reportedly arrested on Sunday night by the Mumbai police in a case of drunk driving.

According to reports in The Hindu, the actor was driving under the influence of alcohol and had rammed his car into an autorickshaw, injuring the passengers inside it.

“The incident occurred around 9 pm, when Khar resident Jenita Gandhi (21) was on her way home accompanied by her friend Gaurav Chugh (22). The police said their auto rickshaw was passing by China Garden restaurant on CD Road in Khar when it was hit by a car from behind.”

“The impact of the collision caused Ms. Gandhi sustain a severe jolt to her back and neck. Ms. Gandhi and Mr. Chugh got off the autorickshaw and saw the car trying to flee towards Santacruz. The car could not get far as the street was crowded due to Ganeshotsav immersion processions,” an officer with the Khar police said.

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When Jenita and Gaurav caught up with the car and asked the driver to step out, they realised it was actor Dalip Tahil. “We noted down the number of the car. Meanwhile, Mr. Tahil started arguing and pushed us. Mr. Chugh called the police and a team from Khar police station reached the spot, and took all of us to the station,” Ms. Gandhi said in her statement.

The police confirmed that the driver was indeed Mr. Tahil, whose full name is Dalip Tahilramani (65). Ms. Gandhi, Mr. Chugh, and Mr. Tahil were taken for a medical check-up, after which the police booked Mr. Tahil for causing injury due to rash and negligent driving under the Indian Penal Code and for driving under the influence of alcohol under the Motor Vehicles Act.

Sanjay More, senior police inspector, Khar police station, confirmed that Mr. Tahil was arrested and later granted bail. “Mr. Tahil refused to let us take a blood sample so that it could be tested for alcohol traces. However, he was visibly inebriated,” Mr. More said.

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