Kolkata: Sambia Sohrab, who has been accused of crushing to death an IAF officer during Republic Day parade rehearsal in Kolkata, has confessed to his crime.
Police interrogate Sambia and other accuse Johny together. During this interrogation both the accuse argued each other.
Sohrab has admitted that he was behind the wheels of the speeding Audi when it hit 21-year-old IAF Corporal Abhimanyu Gaud on January 13. Sohrab is the son of former Rashtriya Janata Dal legislator Mohammad Sohrab.
The brand new white Audi broke three guard rails and barged into the parade rehearsal before fatally hitting Gaud on the Red Road.
Sambia has been booked under IPC sections 120(B) (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 212 (harbouring offender) and 427 (mischief causing damage).
Eyewitnesses Johny and Shahnawaz, who were behind Sohrab’s Audi in another car when the accident happened are also in police custody.
The case had created a political storm with the opposition parties claiming that police delayed Sohrab’s arrest as his father was a leader of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress.
However, the Trinamool denied its links with Mohammad Sohrab and pointed out that he had become a state legislator in 2006 with support from the Communist Party of India-Marxist led Left Front.
The Indian Air Force, which is also probing the matter, too earlier claimed “vested interests” were thwarting the probe.