Blueline driver jailed for mowing down woman
New Delhi: A Blueline bus driver has been sentenced to a year in jail for mowing down a woman with his rashly-driven vehicle 12 years ago with the court saying that rising cases of road mishaps cannot be curbed without strict punishments.
District Judge R K Gauba imposed the jail term on driver Azim Khan, rejecting his plea for leniency and observing that his momentary pleasure of rash driving resulted in loss of a precious life.
"The capital city of Delhi has been witnessing rather too frequently fatal accidents on roads. It appears discipline cannot be brought about, unless there is some element of deterrence.
"In the given facts and circumstances where a precious life came to an untimely end, due to momentary pleasure drawn by appellant (Khan) indulging in rash driving of a commercial vehicle, there is no scope for any view more lenient than what has already been shown by the trial court," the court said.
The ruling came on an appeal by Khan against the magisterial court order, sentencing him to a year in jail and a fine of Rs 3,500.
The road mishap dated back to October 2000, when victim Kanta Puri, was going with her husband Raj Kumar Puri on his scooter towards Safdarjung Airport.
When they were crossing AIIMS intersection, Khan jumped the traffic signal and hit Puri`s scooter from behind, dragging it with the bus for several meters.
The couple received grievous injures and was taken to the hospital where the woman died.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Exiled Kashmiri Pandits share their heart wrenching stories
- DNA: 7th anniversary of 26/11 attacks, Nation pays homage to martyrs
- Jabalpur woman commits suicide over Aamir Khan's 'intolerance row'
- Panel discussion on Rajnath Singh's remarks on secularism in Parliament
- Minor girl allegedly gang-raped in Mumbai
- Woman commits suicide after heated discussion with husband over Aamir Khan's intolerance remark
- Bigg Boss, Day 46: Priya Malik urinates inside the car!
- READ: New twist in Karisma Kapoor, Sunjay Kapur divorce saga!
- Tamasha movie review: Poignant and riveting; Ranbir's the master here!
- Here’s how you can make sex steamy, longer!