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Auto driver sent to jail for 6 months for rash driving

PTI  New Delhi, June 19, 2013
First Published: 21:16 IST(19/6/2013) | Last Updated: 01:48 IST(20/6/2013)


An auto driver, held guilty of causing death of a man by his rash and negligent driving, has been sentenced to six months in jail by a Delhi court.

It said he does not deserve any leniency as an innocent life has been lost due to him.

District judge P S Teji dismissed the appeal filed by Shankar against the order of a magisterial court which had awarded him six months jail term for the offence.

“In view of the fact that an innocent person has lost his life due to rash and negligent act of the appellant (Shankar), in my considered opinion, he does not deserve any leniency.

“No ground is made out either to reduce the sentence or to release the appellant on probation. In my view, the sentence of imprisonment awarded to the appellant by the metropolitan magistrate is just and adequate and does not call for any interference,” the judge said, adding that there is no merit in Shankar’s appeal.

According to the prosecution, the accident had taken place in November 2007 in Mandawali area here when Shankar had hit the victim, Nitin Gupta, with his auto.

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