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Shabana Azmi's accident: FIR lodged against her driver for 'rash driving'

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi was immediately rushed to MGM Hospital and later shifted to multi-specialty Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai (Photo: PTI)Premium
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi was immediately rushed to MGM Hospital and later shifted to multi-specialty Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai (Photo: PTI)

  • The FIR was registered after a complaint by truck driver Rajesh Pandurang Shinde as his vehicle was hit from behind by Shabana Azmi's car
  • Shabana Azmi, according to doctors, has suffered a head injury and there was slight damage to the backbone. Her condition is said to be stable now

MUMBAI (MAHARASHTRA) : An FIR has been registered against Shabana Azmi's driver after the car they were travelling in met with an accident on Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Saturday afternoon, Maharashtra police said.

Azmi's driver has been identified as Amlesh Yogendra Kamat.

According to police, the first information report (FIR) was registered after a complaint by truck driver Rajesh Pandurang Shinde as his vehicle was hit from behind by the Azmi's car.

"Due to rash driving by the car's driver, the car hit the moving truck on Pune-Mumbai Expressway which resulted in the accident," the FIR copy read.

Soon after the accident, the Azmi was immediately rushed to MGM Hospital and later shifted to multi-specialty Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. According to doctors, she has suffered a head injury and there was slight damage to the backbone. Her condition is said to be stable now and is under medical observation. Her husband, lyricist Javed Akhtar, who was traveling with her, escaped with a minor injury.

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