Region

Two year jail for BMW driver in 2008 hit-and-run case

Punjab Tribune Bureau | July 16, 2017 12:50 PM

New Delhi: A court here on Saturday sentenced, to a two year jail term, businessman's son Utsav Bhasin in the 2008 BMW hit-and-run case.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Sanjeev Kumar also imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh for the family of the deceased and Rs 2 lakh for the injured.

On May 5, the court convicted Bhasin, 30, son of a Haryana businessman, for ramming his BMW car into a motorcycle on the Moolchand flyover in south Delhi on September 11, 2008, killing freelance journalist Anuj Singh, who was riding pillion, and injuring journalist Mrighank Srivastava, who was driving.

Bhasin was sentenced under Sections 304-A (causing death by rash and negligent act), 279 (driving rashly to endanger human life) and 338 (causing grievous hurt) of the Indian Penal Code.

The court, however, acquitted Bhasin under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), which provides for jail term for a minimum of 10 years or maximum of life.

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
CM mourns passing away of former Punjab Senior Bureaucrat Shivinder Singh Brar
CM mourns passing away of former Punjab Senior Bureaucrat Shivinder Singh Brar
DC leads hundreds of volunteers to pledge for further wiping out the curse of drugs from the Jalandhar
DC leads hundreds of volunteers to pledge for further wiping out the curse of drugs from the Jalandhar
‘Kesari' epitomizes never say die spirit of Sikhs
‘Kesari' epitomizes never say die spirit of Sikhs
On Martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Shanivar Shramdaan Mission started for clean Mansa campaign
On Martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Shanivar Shramdaan Mission started for clean Mansa campaign
Congress leaders led by MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary pay floral tributes to Martyr Bhagat Singh
Congress leaders led by MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary pay floral tributes to Martyr Bhagat Singh
Jalandhar Commissionerate Police busts an inter district narcotic smuggling gang with arrest of two smugglers
Jalandhar Commissionerate Police busts an inter district narcotic smuggling gang with arrest of two smugglers
Mansa all set to play host to grand Punjab State Games U-25 women from March 24 to March 27, DC
Mansa all set to play host to grand Punjab State Games U-25 women from March 24 to March 27, DC
Akali Dal rebel Gurtej Singh returns to party
Akali Dal rebel Gurtej Singh returns to party
SDM exhorts youths to exercise their franchise for stronger democracy
SDM exhorts youths to exercise their franchise for stronger democracy
District administration would organize two events to mark martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh
District administration would organize two events to mark martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh
MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary celebrates holi with grand “Pomp & Show” at his residence
MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary celebrates holi with grand “Pomp & Show” at his residence
Ex-Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP
Ex-Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP