Thane family now 'softens' stand

Saturday, 28 December 2013 - 12:23pm IST | Agency: DNA

The Mishra family members from Thane who cried for justice after their car was hit by an Aston Martin on December 8, when they were returning from a drive at Marine Drive, have suddenly gone low profile. The reason: A brand new Skoda Superb, a much better car than their battered Elantra, has been registered in their name.

According to the Thane RTO, the Skoda Superb (MH04-GJ-2631) was registered in Smriti Vikram Mishra’s name earlier this week.

However, the Mishras maintained that they have not received any car and attributed the sudden silence to the need for peace. “What you have heard is not important; what is important is whether I have got the car. And I have not got any car,” said Smriti Mishra.    

In the accident which took place around 1.15am that day, the Aston Martin had hit an Audi A6 belonging to Foram Ruparel before ramming into the Elantra being driven by Vikram Mishra (in pic). His wife Smriti, their 16-year-old son Vaarish, Smriti’s brother-in-law, sister-in-law Garima Singh, and her daughter Akshata, 8, were also in the car.

After the incident, the family members, who received minor injuries, were quite vocal about the damage done to their car and how they had to shell out Rs5,000 to get their damaged vehicle towed from Peddar Road to Thane.

They also raised a hue and cry about how the police were unfair to them while registering a case. They said the police gave preference to those who were in the Audi 6 and they were made to wait on the road till morning.

While the Mishras refused to confirm if they are withdrawing the case, they have taken all measures to ensure that the newly-delivered car is not parked at their Manpada home.

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