BMW hit-and-run: High court reserves order on Utsav’s bail plea

September 24th, 2008 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Delhi High Court Wednesday reserved its order on the bail plea of Utsav Bhasin, the 19-year-old son of a Haryana-based industrialist, who allegedly rammed his BMW car into a motorcycle killing one person.Bhasin had approached the court for anticipatory bail after Delhi Police slapped additional charges against him under a harsher penal provision under the Indian Penal Code section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

Justice Veena Birbal reserved the order for Thursday after hearing the arguments from the police and defence side.

A city court had earlier rejected his application saying the offence was non-bailable.

Bhasin, who was allegedly drunk at the time of the accident Sep 11, now faces stringent penal provisions as police have amended the charges against him in the first information report (FIR).

Earlier, the FIR had been filed under Section 279 (rash and negligent driving) and 337 (causing hurt and endangering life).

Bhasin was driving his BMW car when he hit two men on a motorcycle around 2.40 a.m. near Moolchand flyover in south Delhi.

While Anuj Singh, a BPO employee, succumbed to his injuries a day after the incident, another victim Mrigank Srivastava is recuperating.

Bhasin was arrested from Kashmere Gate Sep 12 and granted bail.

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