More than two months after her arrest in a drink driving case, Nooriya Haveliwala was released from the Byculla prison on Sunday morning.
On January 30, an inebriated Haveliwala had allegedly rammed her SUV into six people, killing two, including a policeman on duty.
Byculla jail Superintendent Sudhir Kingre confirmed that the 27-year-old the Colaba resident was released from prison after the completion of legal formalities. A magistrate had granted her bail of Rs 15,000 and a surety of the same amount on April 1, a day before the scheduled hearing on her bail plea before the Bombay High Court.
The magistrate granted her bail on technical grounds saying the police had failed to file the charge sheet within the stipulated 60 days.
Haveliwala has been charged for culpable homicide not amounting to murder under Section 304 of the IPC, an offence that attracts 10 years in jail. She has also been charged under provisions of the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act.
Earlier, on February 26, the sessions court had rejected Haveliwala’s bail plea. The high court, however, has questioned applicability of the section 304 as well as the provisions of the NDPS Act.
The police have decided to appeal against the order of the magistrate to grant haveliwala bail.