A local court here has awarded two-year jail to a Punjab Roadways Transport Corporation (PRTC) driver in connection with a road accident in which two persons had been killed and three were injured.
The court also imposed a fine of `550 on the convict, identified as Shiraj Mohammad of Rauni village in Ludhiana, finding him guilty of rash and negligent driving.
Shiraj was booked on October 10, 2010, by the Sohana police on the statement of one Dharminder Singh, who stated that he, along with his friends Gurtej Singh, Gurdeep Singh, Amandeep Singh, Baljinder Singh, were on way to Dholpur village in SAS Nagar in a Tata Indica car.
He said when they reached near Bhagomajra village, the bus driven by Shiraj, coming from Banur side, hit their car, leaving two dead and three injured. Shiraj had fled the spot after the mishap and Baljinder and Amandeep were killed in the mishap.
In his defence, Shiraj claimed that he was being falsely implicated in the case, but identification by three eyewitnesses of the accident nailed him.
The court held, “Injured are the biggest material witnesses, who said that the speeding bus came from the wrong side and hit their car from the front due to which the car overturned. The negligence/rashness on the part of the accused was in the manner of driving the offending vehicle on the wrong side.”