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Tathya Patel held for ramming car into cafe on July 3 | Ahmedabad News

The Ahmedabad City Police Tuesday arrested Tathya Patel, who is in jail for allegedly mowing down nine persons at the Iskcon flyover on July 20, for allegedly ramming a Mahindra Thar into a cafe on the Sindhu Bhavan Road (SBR) on July 3. This is the third case in which Patel has been booked after he was arrested in the Iskcon flyover case.

Patel was brought to the court by N Division Traffic Police, which has his custody in the Iskcon flyover case. The court sent him to judicial custody in connection to ramming his Thar into the wall of Mauve Cafe on SBR.

A police officer said Patel was brought for interrogation from the Sabarmati Central Jail on a transfer warrant issued by the court. He was interrogated for six to seven hours and then returned to the jail.

According to the police, Patel and his friends had gone to a cafe on SBR around 4 am on July 3. While leaving, he rammed into the wall of Mauve Cafe. “During interrogation, Tathya and his friends confessed about crashing into the wall of the cafe,” an officer said.

“We brought him to the N Traffic Police Station around 4 pm, completed our formalities and sent him back to central jail,” a senior officer said.

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Mihir Shah, the owner of the Mauve Cafe, had filed a complaint in this regard, following which an FIR was registered on July 22.

Mukesh Mondal, the manager of the restaurant told The Indian Express on Tuesday that the wall was repaired last Saturday.

Patel has been booked for mowing down a crowd with his Jaguar on the Iskcon flyover early July 20, killing nine persons, including two policemen and a Homeguard jawan. Following this, he was booked in a criminal case on July 27 for allegedly ramming the same car at a temple pillar at Vansajada village in Gandhinagar in the early hours of January 1.

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