Prosecution concludes arguments in BMW hit-and-run case

July 14th, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The prosecutor in the 1999 BMW hit-and-run case in which Sanjeev Nanda, grandson of former navy chief Admiral (retd) S.M. Nanda, is alleged to have mowed down six people in south Delhi, concluded the final arguments Monday. Public prosecutor Rajeev Mohan, wrapping up the final arguments in the case, pointed out that the alcohol test conducted on Sanjeev Nanda showed a good quantity of alcohol in his blood.

“The test was conducted several hours after the accident took place. The test showed that 130 ml of alcohol was present per 100 ml blood of Nanda,” Mohan informed Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Kumar.

He added that the quantity of alcohol keeps on reducing 15 ml every hour, and according to this analysis the alcohol content in his blood may be around 200-230 ml at the time of the accident.

“The blood stains collected from the car steering and clothes were of B positive, which is also the blood group of Sanjeev Nanda. So, there is no doubt that he was driving the car on that fateful night,” said Mohan.

The defence will begin its final arguments July 18.

Sanjeev Nanda is alleged to have mowed down six people, including three policemen, with his BMW car Jan 10, 1999, on Lodhi Road.

Besides Nanda, four others were booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and destruction of evidence.

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