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Aditya Narayan arrested after his car hits an autorickshaw


The singer himself took the injured auto driver and his female passenger to hospital, police said.

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Singer Aditya Narayan, who mostly hosts television shows, was arrested for rash driving after his car hit an autorickshaw near Lokhandwala Circle in Andheri (West), Mumbai.

The Indian Express newspaper's website reported that the auto driver has been admitted in the intensive care unit of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital while his passenger, a woman, suffered a broken leg.

A duty officer at the Versova police station confirmed the incident but refused to reveal details. “The incident happened around noon," he said. "The investigation is on. I cannot tell you more."

The website, however, reported that Aditya, son of veteran singer Udit Narayan, was booked on charges of causing grievous hurt by an act endangering the life or personal safety of others (section 338 of the Indian Penal Code) and rash driving on a public way (section 279 of the Motor Vehicles Act).

The website quoted senior inspector Kiran Kale as saying, “It is a bailable offence. Aditya himself took the injured auto driver and the lady to the hospital. The auto driver has severe head injuries while the lady fractured her leg and sustained a few injuries on her back.”

The passenger's name was given as Surekha Ankush Shivekar, 32. The auto driver was identified as Rajkumar Baburao Palekar, 64.

Aditya Narayan was in trouble last year when he verbally abused an airline official.