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A case has been registered against Rajat Bedi, the Hindi actor, for driving negligently and hitting a pedestrian with his car in Mumbai on Monday evening, according to ANI.

The victim, who was admitted at Cooper Hospital by the actor, is in critical condition.

Milind Kurde, a senior police officer, said on Tuesday that the actor had hit a resident of DN Nagar with his car. “Rajat Bedi himself was driving the car and hit a man named Rajesh Dhoot, when he was crossing the road last evening. Immediately, the actor got the victim admitted to the nearby Cooper Hospital in Mumbai,” Kurde said, adding that Bedi had left the hospital by the time the police arrived.

The police have registered a case against Bedi under IPC sections 279 (Negligent driving) and 338 (Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others).

The report further states that the hospital told the police Bedi had admitted to hitting the man and was ready to compensate for the cost of the victim’s treatment. However, the actor did not return to the hospital after that, the police said.

Meanwhile, according to a report in Pinkvilla, Bedi’s business manager Sridevi Shetty issued a clarification on Tuesday stating that the actor was not driving rashly and that the victim was drunk at the time of the accident. The manager also added that Bedi himself informed the police.

“The guy was drunk, and suddenly came from somewhere. Rajat wasn’t driving rashly. He immediately took him to Cooper Hospital and got his treatment done. Yesterday night, they were not getting blood, so Rajat arranged for that too, and was in the hospital till 12:30 or 1 am. Rajat’s friend is in the hospital now taking care of the medication and the treatment,” Shetty told the online portal.

The manager also said she was not aware of the FIR that has reportedly been filed against the actor.

Bedi has acted in several films, including the Hrithik Roshan-starrer Koi…Mil Gaya and Salman Khan‘s Partner.