Film and television star Ronit Roy was today arrested on the charges of rash and negligent driving after his speeding vehicle hit a moving four-wheeler with four occupants of a family, injuring an woman seriously, in suburban Amboli, police said.
Ronit was produced before the Bandra Metropolitan magistrate court and was granted bail on a surety of Rs 12,000 as all the sections against him were bailable.
The 42-year-old actor was behind the wheels of his Mercedes [ Images ] when he rammed into a WagonR [ Images ] with four occupants at around 6.45 am on Linking Road near Sab TV lane, H Vhatkar, senior inspector at Amboli police station, told PTI.
The occupants - identified as Deepak Darera (60), his wife Kaanta (56), and daughters Sneha (29) and Pooja (24) - who stay at suburban Andheri's Shashtri Nagar area, were on their way for a picnic to hill station Matheran, police said.
Kaanta sustained severe injuries on her back, Pooja had stitches on her head whereas Deepak injured his hand. Sneha received negligible injuries. All the four were taken to Kokilaben hospital by the actor himself following which the injured were admitted, police said.
The Udaan star, who is a resident of upscale Yari Road area, was driving towards the home of his brother Rohit, also an actor, when the incident occurred.
Both the vehicles were severely damaged, police said, adding that subsequently Ronit was arrested under IPC sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act of endangering life or personal safety of others), adding that it is a bailable offence.
Police are awaiting medical reports to confirm if the actor was drunk at the time of the mishap.
Speaking to mediapersons later, Sneha alleged that Ronit might have been driving his vehicle at the speed of at least 100km/hour. "His car came and hit ours with full speed. My sister has suffered head injury and my mother's left arm has been dislocated. He accompanied us to the hospital in a taxi but left soon after," she said.
Ronit has acted in serials like Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Bandini and currently stars in Adaalat.