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Tahil jailed two months for drunk driving

Baazigar actor Dalip Tahil was sentenced to two months in jail for a hit and run case in 2018 where he had rammed his car in an autorickshaw, injuring a woman.

Relying on the evidence of the doctor who opined that the smell of the alcohol was found and pupils were dilated’, a magistrate’s court convicted Dalip Tahil.

According to Hindustan Times at the time of his arrest in 2018, the actor had refused to give his blood samples to the police for an alcohol test.

Dalip’s car had rammed into an autorickshaw, injuring two passengers. He attempted to flee but was caught in a traffic jam caused by Ganesh Visarjan processions.

The passengers reportedly caught up with Dalip’s car and confronted him. He is said to have got into an argument and pushed them around.

The actor was taken into custody after the police were summoned.

The passengers were identified as Jenita Gandhi, 21, and Gaurav Chugh, 22.

“The impact of the collision caused Ms Gandhi to sustain a severe jolt to her back and neck. Ms Gandhi and Mr Chugh got off the auto rickshaw and saw the car trying to flee towards Santacruz. The car could not get far as the street was crowded due to Ganeshotsav immersion processions,” an officer with the Khar police told the Hindu.

A photograph of the actor waiting at the police station was also shared online.

Tahil has not reacted to his sentencing yet. The actor has become popular on social media over the last few months due to his humorous videos.

Romeka Romena
Romeka Romena
Journalist | news@fijilive.com

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