Former India international and BCCI’s GM Operations Saba Karim‘s son, Fidel Saba, has been arrested in connection with rash and negligent driving leading to grievous injuries to a 22-year-old woman at Pedder Road in Mumbai on Tuesday morning and was later released on bail. Also Read - BCCI to Allow U-23 Indian Cricketers to Play The Hundred as ECB Supports IPL: Report
The accident occurred at around 6: 00 am when Fidel tried to overtake another vehicle but failed to apply breaks timely when a female pedestrian, crossing the road, came in front of his vehicle. Also Read - BCCI Domestic Calendar: Cricket Board Plans to Start Ranji Season in December; no Irani, Duleep Trophy in 2021
The woman, Siddhi Mandal is a resident of Prem Nagar in Worli sustained injuries on her hips and shoulder. Fidel rushed her to Jaslok hospital, police said. Also Read - BCCI Assured of Visas to Pakistan Players For 2021 T20 World Cup
Fidel was driving his Honda Jazz car on Pedder Road in South Mumbai to reach Cooperage Ground.
As per a report in India Today, Fidel was called to the police station to record his statement and later when the victim’s statement was recorded, a case under section 279 and 338 of IPC was registered against the 28-year-old.
The hospital informed Gamdevi police and her husband Ajay Bhogi Mandal (23). Police booked Fidel for rash driving. Deputy Commissioner of Police (zone II) Rajiv Jain said, “Saba Karim’s son was arrested and later released on bail. The woman is still recuperating in the hospital,” a report in The Indian Express stated.
Fidel, who coaches football at Cooperage Ground in Nariman Point, was heading to the ground in his car at the time of the incident.