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Goa: Prateik Babbar refuses to give blood sample after booked for rash driving

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After being charged for rash and negligent driving, Mulk actor Prateik Babbar has refused to give blood sample for analysis, police said.

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The blood sample was needed to check whether Prateik Babbar was driving under the influence of alcohol or not. The actor who is in his early 30’s refused to co-operate and did not give his blood sample for the test.

According to the report, Babbar’s car had allegedly dashed a scooter on the Panaji-Mapusa highway last evening in Goa, following which police booked him for rash and negligent driving.

“When (Prateik) Babbar was taken for medical examination at the state-run Asilo Hospital in Mapusa town, he refused to give his blood sample,” Porvorim police station inspector Paresh Naik told news agency PTI.

Prateik Babbar could also be charged under sections of the Indian Penal Code, as the scooter rider alleged that the Mulk actor threatened him after the mishap.

Mr Babbar has been called today at the Porvorim police station for questioning, Mr Naik added.

The complainant, Paulo Correa, 21, had on Wednesday alleged that a car driven by Mr Babbar dashed against his scooter when he was riding with his sister. After the mishap, there was an altercation and Prateik Babbar abused them, he alleged.

On the other hand, Babbar filed a counter-complaint against Mr Correa, alleging that his scooter smashed his car’s window-shield, the police official said.

Prateik Babbar, the son of actors Raj Babbar and late Smita Patil was last seen in the film Mulk.

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