Father of Underage Driver Arrested in Civil Lines Hit-and-Run Case

Manoj Aggarwal, the father of the juvenile driver in the Civil Lines hit-and-run case has been arrested.

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Manoj Aggarwal, the father of the juvenile driver in the Civil Lines hit-and-run case, has been booked under sections 109 and 304 of the IPC.

The victim in the accident was 32-year-old marketing consultant Sidharth Sharma. A 17-year-old (Class 12 student) was allegedly driving the Mercedes that slammed into Sidharth on Monday night in Delhi’s Civil Lines area.

In the video, Sidharth can be seen looking out for traffic towards the right side of the street near an intersection. As he nears the kerb on the opposite side, a speeding light colour sedan can be seen entering the frame at a high speed. The speed of the car leads Sidharth to quicken his pace while the driver presumably shifts towards the left of the road which turned out to be a fateful call. The impact threw Sidharth in the air and out of the video’s frame leaving his backpack at the spot where the accident occurred.

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On Wednesday, the Delhi Police fined the man whose minor son was allegedly driving the car.

The man hired as the driver by the owner of the Mercedes is also likely to be booked for misleading police during the interrogation, he said.

Even as police maintained that appropriate action has been taken in the case, Sidharth Sharma’s family claimed police inaction in the case.

Sharma’s sister Shilpa alleged that police “did not do anything” in the initial stage of the probe and kept talking about “protocols”.

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