Bhasin alleges delay on bail plea in BMW hit-and-run case

December 3rd, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Utsav Bhasin, a Haryana based industrialist’s 19-year-old son allegedly involved in a hit-and-run case, Wednesday claimed that Delhi Police were “trying to delay the proceeding” on his bail plea in the Delhi High Court.Bhasin is accused of allegedly mowing down a motorcyclist with his BMW car Sep 11.

“Despite the order being reserved on his bail plea, the prosecution wants to further argue the case. The prosecution is just trying to delay the proceeding,” said Bhasin’s counsel.

His remarks came when the police counsel sought permission from Justice Veena Birbal to make some additional submission in the case.

The bench, however, refused to pass any order and posted the matter for further hearing Dec 10.

The court Nov 25 reserved the order on Bhasin’s bail plea.

Senior advocate Arun Jaitley, appearing for the industrialist’s son, argued that all technical reports, including the forensic report, was in the favour of accused which clearly indicates that there was no head-on collision between the BMW and the motorcycle.

Bhasin had approached the Delhi High Court after a city court refused to grant him bail and dismissed his plea.

On Sept 11, Bhasin allegedly hit two men on a motorcycle at around 2.30 a.m. with his BMW car near Moolchand flyover in South Delhi. Later, he surrendered Sep 27 after the Delhi High Court refused to grant him anticipatory bail.

Anuj Singh, a BPO employee, who received spinal injuries died the next day, while pillion rider Mrigank Shrivastava, a journalist, remained hospitalised with injuries for a few days.

A stringent penal provision of 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), among other sections of the Indian Penal Code, was invoked against Bhasin.

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