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BMW case: Court dismisses fresh bail plea of Utsav Bhasin

delhi Updated: Oct 06, 2008 18:32 IST

A Delhi court on Monday dismissed the bail plea of Utsav Bhasin, a Haryana industrialists' teenaged son accused of killing a motorcyclist with his BMW car, saying the probe could be affected if he is released.

Metropolitan Magistrate Ajay Goel refused to allow the fresh bail application of Bhasin and said, "at this stage, the grant of bail could adversely hamper the ongoing investigation."

The teenaged son of industrialist RK Bhasin, from Bahadurgarh, Haryana, had surrendered on September 27 before the police after the Delhi High Court refused to grant him anticipatory bail. Later, a magisterial court had sent him to 13 days' judicial custody.

In the bail application, filed through Bhasin's counsel Ramesh Gupta, it was submitted that no purpose would be served by keeping the accused in jail as police had already quizzed him and recorded the statements of crucial witnesses.

Moreover, the accused had already refused to undergo the test identification parade (TIP) on the ground that his identity has been revealed in the media, the application said.

Bhasin (19) was allegedly at the wheels when his BMW car hit two men on a motorcycle around 2.30 am on September 11 near Moolchand flyover in South Delhi here.

Anuj Singh, a BPO employee who received spinal injuries, had succumbed to his injuries on the next day of the incident. While another victim Mrigank Singh, a journalist, was hospitalised.

Bhasin, who was earlier granted bail at the police station, was facing re-arrest after stringent section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC, which prescribes life imprisonment as the maximum sentence, was invoked as victim Mrigank alleged that their bike was dragged by the offending car.