Court grants interim bail to Sanjeev Nanda

March 6th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday granted one week’s interim bail to Sanjeev Nanda, convicted in a hit-and-run case, so that he could meet his ailing grandfather, former Indian Navy chief S.M. Nanda.
Sanjeev is serving a five-year jail term for running over six people in the infamous BMW hit-and-run case of 1999. He has appealed his conviction.

Justice Kailash Gambhir granted interim bail to Nanda so that he could meet his 90-year-old grandfather.

S.M. Nanda, who played a significant role in the 1971 India-Pakistan war, is in hospital and his condition is described as critical.

The court suspended Sanjeev Nanda’s sentence for a week and asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs.50,000 and surrender after a week.

Nanda, son of arms dealer Suresh Nanda, was sentenced to five years in jail Sep 5 last year for killing six people by his car in the early hours of Jan 10, 1999 at Lodhi Road here.

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