High Court grants interim bail to Sanjeev Nanda

December 19th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): The Delhi High Court today granted three-week interim bail to Sanjeev Nanda, undergoing five years jail term in the BMW hit-and-run case.
Justice Kailash Gambhir granted three weeks interim bail to Nanda so that he could meet his ailing grandfather, former Naval Chief S M Nanda.
“It is well-known that Admiral Nanda, had served the nation and was a 1971 war hero. In order to help the 1971 war hero to meet his grandson, three weeks interim bail is granted to Nanda,” the court said.
On December 16, the court had issued notice to the Delhi Police on contentions of Nanda’’s counsel and senior advocate Ram Jethmalani that the convict’’s grandfather was not well and wanted to see him.
On September 5, Nanda sentenced to five years in jail by a Delhi court.
The court convicted Nanda 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 as maximum punishment.
The ten-year-old case involving Nanda, allegedly in an inebriated state is accused of mowing down seven people with his high speeding BMW car in the wee hours of January 10, 1999 in Lodhi Colony area. Six persons died on the spot while one survived. (ANI)

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