Not money, just want bet­ter roads: Biker’s fa­ther

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE - Tanushree Venka­tra­man

MUM­BAI Three days af­ter the death of his 21-year-old son Rizwan, Ka­mal Khan met mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Ajoy Me­hta, ask­ing him to im­prove the con­dic­tion of roads across Mum­bai. Rizwan died on Mon­day night af­ter his bike fell into a huge crater on the JJ Marg near the JJ hos­pi­tal.

Ka­mal Khan said, “We do not want any com­pen­sa­tion. We just want to re­quest the (mu­nic­i­pal) com­mis­sioner to im­prove the city’s roads so no other fam­ily has to suf­fer like us. There are many craters in this city. This in­ci­dent can hap­pen again.”

Khan said the crater which af­ter his son’s death. “If only it was re­paired a day ear­lier, my son would have been alive to­day,” he said. Rizwan was trav­el­ling with his friend Sayyed Mur­taza, who also sus­tained in­juries in the mishap. The JJ Marg po­lice sta­tion had registered an ac­ci­den­tal death re­port (ADR) on Tues­day.

On Thurs­day the Op­po­si­tion party, Congress, protested out­side the JJ Marg po­lice sta­tion, ask­ing the of­fi­cers to reg­is­ter an FIR in this mat­ter. The party also lashed out at the civic ad­min­is­tra­tion for its lack­adaisi­cal ap­proach in re­pair­ing city roads.

Pravin Ch­heda, Congress group leader, said, “We have de­manded an FIR against the mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner chair­per­son and chief en­gi­neer (roads). It was due to their neg­li­gence that the boy lost his life tak­ing ac­tion in the next two days.”

Se­nior in­spec­tor Dilip Shinde

the in­ves­ti­ga­tions is on. While the civic body as­sured that all the craters would be filled by MUM­BAI: A 30-year-old man rid­ing pil­lion on a Ba­jaj avenger driven by his rel­a­tive was killed af­ter a heavy ve­hi­cle hit the twowheeler near Sion bridge on Tues­day af­ter­noon, mak­ing them fall.

Ac­cord­ing to the Shahu Na­gar po­lice, the ac­ci­dent oc­curred around 1pm near Sion bridge on its east­bound stretch on the sixty feet road. The bike as well as the truck were mov­ing in the same di­rec­tion.

Shamshed An­sari, 30, who was rid­ing pil­lion on the bike ative, Mukhtar Ahmed, who was rid­ing the bike es­caped with mi­nor in­juries. An­sari was a tai­lor and a res­i­dent of Sion. He hails from Bi­har. Truck driver Naren­dra Saini, 43, stopped the ve­hi­cle. He was ar­rested by the Shahu Na­gar po­lice.

An­sari was rushed to Sion hos­pi­tal by passers-by, where he died soon af­ter treat­ment be­gan. A first in­for­ma­tion re­port (FIR) has been registered un­der sec­tion 279 and 304 A of the IPC.

“He was pro­duced in the court and re­manded to ju­di­cial cus­tody,” said se­nior in­spec­tor DB Tho­rat from Shahu Na­gar po­lice sta­tion Po­lice have ruled out

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