23/01/2016 3:49 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Kolkata Hit-And-Run: Sambia Sohrab Confesses To Driving Car

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KOLKATA, INDIA - JANUARY 17: Sambia Sohrab, son of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mohammad Sohrab and the prime accused in the Red Road hit-and-run case, was produced at Bankshal Court on January 17, 2016 in Kolkata, India. Sambia was arrested by the Kolkata Police for allegedly running over IAF corporal Abhimanyu Gaud amidst the Republic Day Parade rehearsal with his Audi Q7 on January 12. (Photo by Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

KOLKATA -- Sambia Sohrab, the main accused in Red Road hit and run case and son of state Trinamool Congress member Mohammed Sohrab, today confessed that he was behind the wheels of the car which mowed down an IAF officer during a Republic Day parade rehearsal, police said.

According to a top Kolkata Police officer, Sambia broke down during a prolonged interrogation being held since yesterday morning and confessed that he was driving the white colour brand new Audi on the fateful morning of 13 January which killed IAF officer Abhimanyu Gaud.

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"Sambia has been giving us false statements to misdirect. Since day one of interrogation he has been giving us contradictory versions regarding the mishap. Sometimes, he said he was not driving the car but it was Sonu, his friend and another accused, behind the wheels. But today some strategic interrogation helped us getting Sambia's confession," the KP official told PTI.

KP sleuths have also arrested Sonu and Johnnie, two friends of Sambia.

During investigation it was found that on the night before the mishap, Sambia, his elder brother Ambia, Sonu and Johnnie along with others attended a party at Doighat in the Port area of the city.

"Sambia has also admitted that he was drunk while driving the Audi on 13 January morning," the IPS said.

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