Supercars are a common sight nowadays in major cities in India. However, there are also multiple incidents involving supercars when the owners fail to act in a responsible way.
In one such bizarre incident, A Lamborghini Gallardo crashed into the traffic police kiosk at CTO Circle, right across from Cubbon Park Metro Station in Bengaluru at around 5.15 pm on Sunday.
Luckily, the kiosk was empty and no one was injured, the owner of the car had abandoned the Lamborghini at the spot and ran away.
The man behind the wheels returns and take selfies
The incident turned from accident to utter stupidity and audacity is when only a couple of hours after the accident occurred, the man behind the wheel, Sunny Sabharwal (28), one of the directors of Fun World and Resorts India Private Limited, went back to pose for a picture in front of the severely damaged kiosk.
Soon enough he also circulated it on social media. Naturally, the post became viral and raised some eyebrows across the city. The post has now been taken down by the police, not before multiple copies of the same are circulating the internet.
The video footage which was taken by another motorist on the road clearly shows the whole incident. After the incident, the police arrested the owner and seized the vehicle too. The vehicle involved in the accident is said to be a limited edition Lamborghini Gallardo which was launched in 2013.
How the events unfolded
On Sunday evening, Sunny Sabharwal was driving from MG Road to RT Nagar and was on his way to the road leading to Raj Bhavan when he rammed the Lamborghini into the traffic kiosk. Luckily, no police personnel was inside the kiosk.
The impact of the crash caused severe damage to the front wall of the police kiosk as well as to the chairs inside and left a gaping hole in the building. Soon after the crash occurred, senior police officials say that passers-by and other commuters gathered around the kiosk to see what had happened and Sunny allegedly slipped away in the crowd.
The aftermath of the event
When pictures of the crash went viral on WhatsApp on Sunday evening, Sunny allegedly received several queries from his friends and family members about his condition.
“He went back to the spot and clicked a picture of himself with a thumbs-up sign at the damaged kiosk,” the police official said.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Ravikante Gowda formed a team to investigate the matter. DCP Traffic (East) M Narayana, the lead investigating officer gathered CCTV footage and tracked down Sunny. On Monday, the investigating team went to Sunny’s residence in RT Nagar and informed his family members that he had been booked for rash and negligent driving.
“His family initially denied it. We showed them the CCTV footage and also the picture where he posed in front of the kiosk. He was arrested and we imposed a fine of Rs 2,000. Since section 279 is bailable, he was let go after the arrest as he obtained station bail,” a senior police official said.