HT Correspondent, Mumbai: Shivang Nath, the 24-year-old son of popular Bollywood actor Alok Nath, was arrested
in the early hours of Tuesday for allegedly driving drunk and trying to escape when the traffic police asked him to stop his car. Shivang was also not carrying his driver’s licence.
The police said Shivang was driving towards his home in Andheri (West) with three friends – two women and a man.
Around 1am, a police team from the Bandra traffic division manning a nakabandi (road block) set up to curbing drink driving told Shivang to stop his car near Khar police station. Shivang, however, sped away. The police chased him for two kilometres before halting him near Santacruz police station. The police said Shivang’s women friends tried to take the blame, telling cops that he had not been driving the vehicle.
Deputy commissioner of police Ashok Dudhe said, “The accused’s car was chased and intercepted on SV road and he was taken to Santacruz police station, where a first information report (FIR) was registered against him under relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.”
The vehicle was impounded by the Bandra traffic division, which collected a Rs2,600 deposit from Shivang before allowing him to leave.
On Wednesday he was produced before a court, which fined him Rs2,000. An official from Bandra traffic police said, “The accused confessed [in court] and said he would never drive drunk again.”
NO LICENCE 24-year-old Shivang Nath, who was with 3 friends, sped away from nakabandi when told to stop; police arrested him after 2km chase