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Gaurav Gill, the Arjuna awardee was recently involved in an accident during the INRC event at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Now, fresh updates to this state that, both Gaurav and his navigator have been booked by the Rajasthan government.
According to reports, Gaurav Gill and his navigator were booked on the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. This was because, during the rally, the driver rammed his car into a motorcyclist, which resulted in the death of a couple along with their son.
Since the incident took place, the Rally has been called off. State officials stated that the race was apparently held without proper permission. This has resulted in the Rajasthan government ordering an inquiry into the incident which took place on Saturday.
A state government release stated that no permission was granted for the event to take place. It further added that there were no proper security measures taken as well. A police official stated that an FIR has been filed in connection with the accident. The FIR has been registered against Gaurav Gill and his navigator under section 304 of IPC. It also contains the names of Maxperience, Mahindra, JK Tyres, MRF Tyres and the FMSCI.
The victims of the incident have been identified as Narendra Kumar, his wife Pushpa Devi and their son Jitendra. Angry villagers did not allow the body of the deceased to be shifted from the accident site, insisting the arrest of the people involved. Family members and other villagers also demand compensation and a government job to a kin.
Police officials have stated that the bodies have, however, been shifted for postmortem, while discussion for compensation is underway. The couple's elder son claimed that his parents were standing on the side of the road with the motorcycle. He also alleged that there were no proper safety or security measures.
Image Courtesy: Gaurav Gill/Instagram
An official police release also stated that the divisional commissioner has been roped in to follow the enquiry, who will submit a report in seven days. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has removed and put both District Collector Himanshu Gupta and Superintendent of Police Shivraj Meena under 'awaiting posting order' status.
The IPC section 304 under which the FIR has been filed under which the maximum punishment is life imprisonment. Gaurav Gill is currently said to be kept under observation at a hospital after having sustained severe injuries.