In a remarkable twist to the car crash case, elder Arsalan scion was actually behind steering wheel on the intervening night of August 16 and 17 that lead to the death of two Bangladeshis.
Investigating officers of the Kolkata Police confirmed that the Jaguar involved in an accident was actually driven by the 24-year-old Raghib Parvez and not Arsalan Parvez, the younger son of Akhtar Parvez, owner of Arsalan, one of the city’s and the country’s best-known Mughlai restaurants.
Raghib , who had managed to escape to Dubai after the incident was arrested on Wednesday afternoon following his return to the city.
It is not yet clear why Raghib returned from Dubai and why Arsalan, after whom the restaurant named confessed the crime.
What Led To The Arrest
“We initially arrested Arsalan Parvez and took him into custody after producing him before the court because his family members brought him to us in response to a notice we had sent to them under Section 133 of the Motor Vehicles Act,” said Murlidhar Sharma, Joint CP (Crime), Kolkata Police.
“But we had our first doubts when the suspect’s medical records confirmed that he had no injury marks on his face or torso which should have been there as a result of the impact of the opening of the airbag. In police parlance we call it the Airbag Slap or the Silicon Bite,” Sharma added.
“Upon closer inspection of the vehicle’s control panel and its telematics data we retrieved a mobile number of the person who was behind the wheels and retrieved his profile picture from his Facebook account. We scanned the CCTV footage of his house and matched the profile picture of Raghib with the person who was seen getting into that car around 11.30pm on the fateful night. We also traced his mobile locations and scanned about 45 CCTV footages, frame by frame, and matched his profile picture with that of the grabs of the person who was seen fleeing the vehicle after that accident. We confirmed it was Raghib and not Arsalan,” Sharma said reported News18
The accident in the rain-drenched intervening night led to the death of two bystanders and injuring one – all three of them Bangladeshi nationals, who had taken shelter under the police kiosk.
In the collision, Kazi Mohammed Mainul Alam (36) and Farhana Islam Tania (30) were killed.
After 10 hours past the crash, Arsalan was arrested under various section of IPC, apart from destruction of public property.