Even as a chargesheet is likely to be filed soon in the ISKCON flyover accident case in which nine persons were killed, key evidences are emerging with each passing day that could make things difficult for the 20-year-old accused Tathya Patel.
He was behind the wheels of the Jaguar when nine persons were killed on the flyover on the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway in Ahmedabad that connects Ahmedabad with Gandhinagar.
Minister of state for home Harsh Sanghavi had announced that the chargesheet will be filed within a week.
While the forensic science laboratory (FSL) report has revealed that Patel was driving the vehicle at a speed of 141 km/hr, CCTV footage that has gone viral revealed that he crashed a Thar into a wall of a hotel in the western part of the city.
Details have also emerged that Patel broke speed regulations for as many as 25 times in the last month. Ironically though, the acts escaped the police radar.
Sources said technical reports have revealed that he did not apply brakes. He is believed to have applied the accelerator more.
Sources further said the DNA test proved that the hair on the steering of the vehicle belonged to Patel, proving that he was driving the vehicle. His friends, who were present with him in the car, have been made witnesses.
Patel had also damaged a wall of a building in Gandhinagar a couple of months ago.
He is in judicial custody and so also his father Pragnesh.
After the accident, the Gujarat Police launched a month-long drive to initiate strict action against those flouting rules, especially the ones who are over-speeding.