Bollywood actor Dalip Tahil, who has worked in films like Ishq (1997), Baazigar (1993) and Raja (1995) among others, was reportedly arrested by Khar police, last night, for ramming his car into the auto rickshaw under the influence of alcohol. According to a report in The Hindu, “The incident occurred around 9 pm, when Khar resident Jenita Gandhi (21) was on her way home accompanied by her friend Gaurav Chugh (22). The police said their auto rickshaw was passing by China Garden restaurant on CD Road in Khar when it was hit by a car from behind.

A Khar police officer told the leading daily, “The impact of the collision caused Ms. Gandhi 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.”

Ms. Gandhi told The Hindu, “We noted down the number of the car. Meanwhile, Mr. Tahil started arguing and pushed us. Mr. Chugh called the police and a team from Khar police station reached the spot, and took all of us to the station.”

Senior police inspector, Khar police station, Sanjay More confirmed to the leading publication that the actor had been arrested but later he was granted bail. He said, “Mr. Tahil refused to let us take a blood sample so that it could be tested for alcohol traces. However, he was visibly inebriated.”

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