Delhi HC upholds conviction of Nanda in BMW hit and run case

July 20th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): The Delhi High Court has upheld the conviction of Sanjeev Nanda in the infamous BMW hit and run case, in which six persons were killed in 1999.

Justice Kailash Gambhir however reduced Nanda’s jail term from five to two years.

Nanda, a grandson of former Navy Chief Admiral S.M. Nanda, killed six persons while driving a BMW car in an inebriated condition in the wee hours of January 10, 1999 in the Lodhi Colony area of South Delhi.

Besides Nanda, the court had also sentenced Rajiv Gupta and Bhola Nath to a year and six months in jail, respectively.

Justice Gambhir also ordered for a criminal prosecution against controversial witness Sunil Kulkarni.

Earlier, Justice Gambhir had reserved his verdict in May. Challenging his conviction by a trial court, Nanda argued that the lower court had convicted him under media pressure.

The court convicted Nanda under the Section 304 (2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), dealing with culpable homicide not amounting to murder. (ANI)

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