FIR filed against Shabana Azmi’s driver for rash driving

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Legendary Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi met with an accident that happened on the Mumbai-Pune expressway on Saturday afternoon. Her driver– 38-year-old Kamlesh Kamat has been booked under sections 279 and 337 of the IPC under section 184 of the Motor Vehicles Act.

An FIR has been filed against him for rash driving and meanwhile the police is still waiting for the medical report.

After the accident, Azmi was rushed to MGM Hospital in Navi Mumbai and was said to be out of danger, said a police official.

According to the police, the FIR has been registered by Rajesh Pandurang Shinde, the truck driver whose vehicle was hit from behind by Shabana Azmi’s car.

“Due to rash driving by the driver, the car hit the moving truck on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway which resulted in the accident,” read the FIR copy.

Shabana Azmi’s husband and lyricist Javed Akhtar, who was traveling with her, escaped unhurt. The incident took place near Khalapur, over 60 km from Mumbai, when the Tata Safari car in which they were traveling to Pune rammed into a truck, said Raigad Superintendent of Police Anil Paraskar.

A local police official said the car driver was apparently trying to overtake another vehicle and rammed into the truck.

Santosh Shetty, Executive Director and CEO of Ambani hospital in a statement late on Saturday evening said, “She is stable and under observation.”

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