Alistair Pereira surrenders

Alistair Pereira, who was convicted of mowing down seven persons in 2006, surrendered before the Mumbai police on Friday.

Over a week after the Supreme Court upheld his conviction and cancelled his bail, he was finally sent to prison. Last Monday he appeared at the Khar police station to surrender but could not be arrested as neither the police nor any court had received the Supreme Court order that cancelled his bail.

The court had cancelled Pereira’s bail and directed him to “forthwith” surrender for undergoing the remaining sentence as awarded by the High Court in 2007. He was sent home after he promised that he would surrender when the local authorities received the certified copy of order from the court.

“Pereira surrendered before us on Friday morning. The Sewri Court had issued a non bailable warrant (NBW) against him on Thursday evening,” Mangesh Pote, Senior Inspector at Khar Police Station, told reporters.

On January 12, the Supreme Court upheld the three-year jail term awarded to Pereira, for running over seven persons sleeping on the pavement in Bandra.

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