Former cricketer Saba Karim’s son detained for knocking down pedestrian

Former cricketer Saba Karim's son detained for knocking down pedestrian
The incident took place around 6:30 am near Villa Theresa school in Pedder Road when Fidel Saba changed lanes to overtake a BEST bus (Picture: Saba Karim)

Mumbai Police on Tuesday detained the son of former Indian cricketer Saba Karim for allegedly hitting a woman pedestrian with his car near the Kemps Corner junction.

The incident took place around 6:30 am yesterday near Villa Theresa school in Pedder Road when Fidel Saba, who was driving his Honda Jazz car, changed lanes to overtake a BEST bus and hit a female pedestrian crossing the road.

The victim, Siddhi Mandal, was knocked down by the car on impact and sustained injuries to her head. Fidel rushed the 24-year-old to nearby Jaslok hospital, where hospital authorities informed the Gamdevi police station.

After authorities informed Siddhi’s husband Ajay Mandal, he filed a complaint with Gamdevi police station.

On the basis of the complaint, Fidel was booked under IPC sections 279 (Rash driving or riding on a public way) and 338 (Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others).

He was also detained by officials but released on a personal bond as the sections were bailable.

Saba Karim, a former Indian wicket-keeper, is presently the general manager (operations) at the BCCI. He visited the police station yesterday evening but refused to comment on the matter.

The victim, a resident of Prem Nagar in Worli, works as domestic help.

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