Drink-driving case: Mumbai lawyer Janhavi Gadkar could lose her license

  • Manish K Pathak, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2015 23:25 IST

The Wadala regional transport office has sent a show-cause notice to lawyer Janhavi Gadkar on Friday, asking her why her license should not be suspended or revoked, after RTO officials who inspected the site of the accident caused by the drunk advocate said it was a case of ‘absolute negligence and human error’.

The Wadala RTO has also sent a report of their observations of the crash site to the RCF police.

“The show-cause notice is a chance for the person to put their version across, after which the RTO will take the appropriate action,” said an RTO official, requesting anonymity. Depending Gadkar’s reply, her license could either be suspended for a maximum of 120 days, or revoked —which means Gadkar will never be allowed to drive a motor vehicle.“It is a lifetime ban on driving vehicles,” said the officer.

The officer said in this case, almost all laws were circumvented: Gadkar was drunk, driving on the wrong side and speeding. “In such cases, the license is normally revoked.” RTO officials who visited the crash site found no fault with Gadkar’s car. “It is a case of absolute negligence and human error,” said the officer.

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