BMW hit-and-run case sentencing deferred to Sept 5

September 3rd, 2008 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi , Sept 3 (ANI): A Delhi court has deferred till September 5 the sentencing of convict Sanjeev Nanda, the prime accused in the 1999 BMW hit-and-run case.

On Tuesday, Nanda and three others were found guilty of killing six persons, including three constables.

Nanda was found guilty under the Section 304 (2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), dealing with culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The law prescribes ten years imprisonment in such instances.

The court also convicted three others, including the head of General Motor Finance Rajiv Gupta and his two servants Bhola Nath and Shyam Singh, for destroying evidence. They had washed the blood stains and victims” flesh pieces from the offending vehicle at a house in the citys Golf Links area here.

Manik Kapoor, a friend of Nanda, who was in the vehicle at the time of the accident, was acquitted.

Nanda has been tried under various provisions of the IPC, including section 304 part-II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

Earlier, another co-accused, Sidhartha Gupta, son of Rajiv Gupta, accused by the police of being present in the car at the time of the accident, was discharged by the Delhi High Court. (ANI)

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