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Court orders early release of licence in drunken driving case

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 21:10

New Delhi: Sympathising with a man who
worked as a driver to sustain his family but was deprived of
his livelihood after his licence was suspended for six months
for drunken driving, a city court on Wednesday ordered early release
of his permit.

Additional Sessions Judge N K Kaushik reduced Rakesh
Tiwari`s period of driving disqualification from six months to
the period already elapsed since March 21, when the trial
court had barred him from using his licence and had also
imposed a fine of Rs 2000 on him.
"In the interest of justice, the period of
disqualification is reduced to the period already elapsed
since the date of pronouncement of the impugned order.

"The applicant, however, is directed to be careful in
future and not to repeat such type of offences in future," the
ASJ said.
Rakesh Tiwari, a resident of Palam colony, was
convicted for drunken driving under section 185 of the Motor
Vehicles Act.

The trial court had barred him from driving for a
period of six months and his license was confiscated by the

He had moved the Sessions Court, pleading that driving
was his profession through which he sustained his family and
it was his sole means of livelihood.

He prayed that the period from March 21 should be
taken as the period of disqualification as he has already
learnt a lesson.


First Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 21:10

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