BMW hit-and-run case: SC pulls up Delhi Police
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 23:52
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the city police for its delay in filing an appeal against the Delhi High Court order reducing the jail term of Sanjeev Nanda from five to two years in jail in the BMW hit-and-run case.

A bench headed by Justice Deepak Verma sought an explanation from the police in delay in approaching the apex court and posted the matter for hearing for tomorrow.

In a reprieve for Nanda, the Delhi High Court had in July 2009 reduced his punishment from five to two years in jail after holding he could not have the knowledge that the tragedy could strike by his rash and negligent driving.

Nanda was behind the wheels when he mowed down six persons, including three policemen, with his BMW car on January 10, 1999.

The court had modified the trial court order by holding him guilty under Section 304-A (causing death due to rash and negligent act) and acquitting him of Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

It had also reduced by half the quantum of sentence against three others -- businessmen Rajeev Gupta and his two employees Bhola Nath and Shyam Singh who were punished for destruction of evidence in the case. Gupta was sentenced to six months prison term, against one year awarded by a trial court. His two employees were awarded three months jail term from their six months sentence.


First Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 23:52

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