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Always in news for wrong reasons

For the past nine years Sanjeev Nanda, grandson of former Indian Navy chief Admiral SM Nanda, has been in the limelight — but always for wrong reasons, reports Naziya Alvi.

delhi Updated: Mar 10, 2008 02:16 IST
Naziya Alvi

For the past nine years Sanjeev Nanda, grandson of former Indian Navy chief Admiral SM Nanda, has been in the limelight — but always for wrong reasons.

Nanda, arrested for the second time on Saturday evening, had earlier spent nine months in jail in connection with the alleged hit-and-run case where he is accused of mowing down six people under his black car in an inebriated condition. The trial is still on.

In connection with the Barak deal case, on March 1, Nanda had collected his passport from a city court after Special Judge IK Kochar granted him permission to go abroad on the condition that he would “not tamper with evidence”.

He had told the court about his extensive traveling plans in the coming days that included various business trips to United States and other European countries.

An alumnus of Modern School, Barakhamba Road, Nanda had come to India for a holiday in January 1999. He was then studying at Wharton Business School in United States, a place he could never go back to. On January 10, a few days before his birthday, the alleged incident landed him in jail. It took him nine months to get bail.

Nanda told Hindustan Times that he was a 'victim', paying price for belonging to an influential family. “To be rich is not a
crime. In the accident case, I am facing a trial for culpable murder,” Nanda had said.

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