The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the police on a bail plea filed by Sanjeev Nanda, a convict in the BMW hit and run case undergoing five year prison term for mowing down six persons in 1999.
Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani, appearing for Nanda, pleaded for bail on the ground that his grandfather S M Nanda, ex Naval Chief, was not well and wanted to see him as he was his only grandson.
Justice Kailash Gambhir, however, expressed reservations saying that the criminal appeal filed by Nanda had already reached the final stages.
Jethmalani while seeking bail for Sanjeev referring to "excellent" service rendered by Nanda's grandfather to the nation.
"He (S M Nanda) was a man of excellent credentials, who served the nation throughout his life. He was the man who took a boat and went alone to Karachi in 1971 (during the Indo-Pakistani war) to bomb the city.
"He is now above 90 years of age and is losing his memory. Whenever he gets back his memory, he remembers his only grandson," Jethmalani said, while seeking bail for the convict.
The court then agreed to hear the plea and issued notice to Delhi Police.
Nanda, son of arms dealer Suresh Nanda, was sentenced to five year jail term on September 5 for killing six persons including three policemen by his BMW car in the wee hours of January 10, 1999 at Lodhi Colony in New Delhi.