Delhi HC Reduces Punishment in BMW Hit-and-run Case

In BMW hit-and-run case, the Delhi High Court has shortened the sentence term of accused Sanjeev Nanda from five to two years. While giving the verdict, the court said that it is a case of rash and negligent driving.

A trial court had convicted and sentenced Sanjeev Nanda, grandson of former Naval Chief S M Nanda, to five years imprisonment for running down and killing six people in 1999.

Hearing the petitions filed by three convicts including Nanda challenging the trial court order, Justice Kailash Gambhir had reserved the judgement in May

In the crime, besides Nanda, the court had also convicted Rajiv Gupta and Bhola Nath and sentenced them to one year and six months in jail, respectively.

Challenging his conviction in the case, Nanda argued that the trial court had convicted him under “media pressure” and on presumption devoid of evidence.

He submitted that the trial court had erred in believing the controversial eyewitness to the accident, Sunil Kulkarni, who, he argued, was not present in the capital on the day of incident.

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