Hit-and-run: Delhi industrialist's son let off
Manish Khatau had run his car over a police constable seriously injuring him at Marine Drive on August 15, 2005.india Updated: Apr 26, 2006 19:58 IST
Manish Khatau, son of industrialist Mahendra Khatau, was on Wednesday acquitted by a fast track court in a hit-and-run case as the prosecution could not prove the charges.
Manish had run his car over a police constable seriously injuring him at Marine Drive in south Mumbai on August 15, 2005.
He was arrested and charged with offences of attempt to murder and preventing a public servant from performing his duty. However, these charges could not be proved.
Interestingly, the police did not charge him with rash and negligent driving and it was this reason why the court acquitted him on Wednesday.
The cop was seriously injured and was hospitalised. Manish bore the medical expenses of the constable.
Altogether nine witnesses were examined by the prosecution who failed to prove the charges of attempt to murder and preventing a constable from performing his duty.