`Accident victims too to be examined for liquor consumption`
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 23:43
New Delhi: A Delhi court has ordered mandatory medical examination of both the accused and the complainant in a road accident case, questioning the perception that the mishap victim is not at fault.

Motor Accident Claims Tribunal Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma gave the order taking on record the city police chief's submission to the court that the police will now subject both the driver of an offending vehicle and the mishap victim to medical examination to ascertain who exactly is under the influence of liquor.

"Now the investigating officers will mandatorily have medical examinations of both the accused and the complainant / injured (victim) to find out who has consumed liquor so that the tribunal can reach a conclusion as to whether the accident had taken place because of negligence of the complainant himself," said the judge in her order.

The court gave its order as the city police had earlier informed the court that it has already issued relevant directions to all the police officers, including its Deputy Commissioners, Assistant Commissioners, Station House Officers and other officials.


First Published: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 23:43

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