Bollywood playback singer Aditya Narayan was on Monday detained at the Versova police station after a road accident, a police official said.
Mumbai Police spokesperson said: “Aditya Narayan’s car hit an auto-rickshaw, injuring a passenger and its driver. Apparently, he took a wrong U-turn, leading to the accident.”
Aditya’s Mercedes Benz rammed into the auto-rickshaw from behind in front of the Indralok Building, Lokhandwala Back Road in Andheri West, the official said.
Aditya, son of celebrated singer Udit Narayan, took the injured to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital for treatment, the official added.
Another officer from Versova police station told Hindustan Times that the injured Rajkumar Palekar(64), the autorickshaw driver, and Surekha Shivekar, the 32-year-old passenger, were taken to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital by Narayan himself. “Prima facie it did not look like a case of drink and drive but we are waiting for his medical reports,” added the officer.
The officer said the injuries were serious and the injured were treated in a nearby hospital. “Narayan did not try to escape from the spot and took the injured to the hospital. The driver has suffered head injuries and the passenger has also received injuries. Whether the injuries are life-threatening or not, I will not comment on that as the doctors are treating them,” added the officer.
“We have registered an FIR under sections 279 (punishment for rash driving), 338 (punishment for causing grievous hurt) read with section 184 of Motor Vehicles Act of the Indian Penal Code and waiting for the report of his medical test to check whether he was under the influence of alcohol or not,” he said.
Aditya has sung some of the super-hit Bollywood songs like Ishqyaun Dhishqyaun and Tattad Tattad.