No relief for accused in second BMW hit-and-runSeptember 23rd, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Delhi High Court Tuesday refused to grant interim bail to Utsav Bhasin, 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 adjourned the matter for Wednesday.
Bhasin’s move came five days after Additional Sessions Judge Brijesh Singh rejected his bail application saying that the offence was non-bailable.
Bhasin, who was allegedly drunk at the time of the accident, now faces stringent penal provisions as police have amended the charges against him in the first information report (FIR).
Clause Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) is a non-bailable offence.
Earlier, the FIR had been filed under Section 279 (rash and negligent driving) and 337 (causing hurt and endangering life).
Bhasin was allegedly at the wheels when his BMW car hit two men on a motorcycle around 2.40 a.m. on Sep 11 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.
The accident took place days after Sanjeev Nanda, who belongs to an influential family, was sentenced to five years in jail for mowing down six people in 1999 under his BMW car.